Amphibolite quarry, Mackenheim, Abtsteinach, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
|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.
55 valid minerals.
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252.17 - 358.9 Ma
|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. 
|Late Carboniferous - Late Devonian|
298.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Late Devonian granite|
|Devonian - Proterozoic|
358.9 - 2500 Ma