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Roßberg Quarry, Roßdorf, Odenwald, Hesse, Germanyi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch am Roßberg, Roßdorf, Odenwald, Hessen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 51' 8'' North , 8° 46' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.85250,8.77222
GeoHash:G#: u0y5xe7ez
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Roßdorf12,199 (2015)1.1km
Ober-Ramstadt15,367 (2015)2.9km
Groß-Zimmern13,870 (2015)5.2km
Reinheim17,841 (2015)5.2km
Groß-Bieberau4,593 (2015)6.9km


A basalt quarry known for zeolites at least since 1877.

Located 1.5 km SE of Roßdorf and about 4 km NW of Reinheim.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: PETITJEAN collection
'Apatite'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Apophyllite'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Chabazite'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Gismondine'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990; Belendorff, K. (2009): Gismondin und Lizardit aus dem Odenwald. Mineralien-Welt 20 (5), 54-56.
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Haüyne
Formula: (Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Offretite
Formula: KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Reference: PETITJEAN collection
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Phillipsite'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz var: Carnelian
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Tobermorite
Formula: [Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz
Tridymite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Carnelian4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Tridymite4.DA.10SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Gismondine'9..
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Harmotome9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Haüyne9.FB.10(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Offretite9.GD.25KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Tobermorite9.DG.10[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Tobermorite72.3.2.1[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Tridymite75.1.2.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Haüyne76.2.3.3(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Gismondine'77.1.3.1
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Harmotome77.1.3.5(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Offretite77.1.2.4KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Apophyllite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Phillipsite'-
Quartz
var: Carnelian
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Stilbite subgroup'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
H Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
O Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O TridymiteSiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
O Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Na Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
AlAluminium
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Al Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Si Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si TridymiteSiO2
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Si Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
KPotassium
K Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
K Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
K OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ca Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Ca Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2602180

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: loess (aeolian) loess loam

Comments: Loess, loess loam and other loess derivatives, often above older loesses

Lithology: Silt; fine-sandy, clayey, in parts increasingly calcareous downwards

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Carboniferous
298.9 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3154865
Carboniferous granodiorite-diorite

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Granodiorite-diorite group

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185938
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Ludwig, R. (1877) Die Mineralien in den Drusen des Melaphyrs von Traisa und dem Basalte des Rossberges. Notizblatt des Vereins für Erdkunde. III. Folge, XVI. Heft, 129-130.
Beisler, W. (1955) Der Roßbergbasalt und seine Minerale. Der Aufschluss, 2. Sonderheft, pp.57-61.
Müller, U., Deisinger, H. (1971) Strontium-Thomsonit aus dem Roßbergbasalt von Roßdorf bei Darmstadt. Der Aufschluss, 22 (5), pp.145-148.
Deisinger, H. (1973) Einige Zeolithe aus dem Roßbergbasalt von Roßdorf bei Darmstadt. Der Aufschluss, 24, pp.443-446.
Der Aufschluss 1977(6), 226.
Lapis 1978(1), 20-21.
Lapis 1980(7/8), 44-46.
Weiß, S. (1990) "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich).

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