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Amphibolite quarry, Mackenheim, Abtsteinach, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 34' 14'' North , 8° 46' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.57056,8.78139
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Amphibolitbruch, Mackenheim, Abtsteinach, Odenwald, Hessen, Deutschland


An active quarry in amphibolite schist and minor biotite-hornblende gneiss, which include lenses of quartz and calcic silicates. The rocks are cut by calcite veins with copper, bismuth, cobalt and arsenic ores. The quarry is owned and operated by the 'Schriesheim AG'.
Located near Mackenheim, north of Abtsteinach.



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Late Paleozoic
252.17 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192609
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Late Carboniferous - Late Devonian
298.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3130954
Late Devonian granite

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Granite

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]

Devonian - Proterozoic
358.9 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2617093

Age: to Devonian (358.9 - 2500 Ma)

Description: metamorphic

Lithology: Amphibolite

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

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References

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- Der Aufschluss 1973(12), 474-480
- Der Aufschluss 1977(6), 225
- Der Aufschluss 1978(10), 314-316
- Lapis 1980(7/8), 33-38
- Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
- Fettel, M. (1986): Arsenolamprit aus dem Vorderen Odenwald. Lapis 11 (11), 25-26 (in German).
- Weiß, S. (1990): Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 320 pp.
- Belendorff, K. (2004): Neu: Bastnäsit und Monazit von Mackenheim im Odenwald. Mineralien-Welt 15 (4), 34-35 (in German).

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