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Goldloch Shaft, Gorxheim, Gorxheimertal, Odenwald, Hesse, Germanyi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Goldloch, Gorxheim, Gorxheimertal, Odenwald, Hessen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 32' 42'' North , 8° 42' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.54500,8.70917
GeoHash:G#: u0y1y5mud
Locality type:Group of Shafts
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Birkenau10,318 (2011)2.0km
Weinheim43,325 (2013)3.1km
Hirschberg an der Bergstraße9,294 (2017)5.7km
Unter-Abtsteinach2,414 (2018)5.9km
Mörlenbach10,568 (2015)6.3km


An old copper mine, first documented in 1486 and worked intermittently until 1551. It was prospected around 1700, reworked for a short period of time around 1820, when secondary copper minerals were raised for use in the manufacture of colour pigments, and worked again in 1854 and in 1873. The site is marked by a single shaft on the southeast slope of Haubenböhl mountain, which is locally known as Goldloch.

The deposit consists of of a SE-trending quartz vein with lead and copper ores, up to 0.5 m wide, and hosted in granite. It is historically known for fine malachite specimens (aggregates to 6 cm) and for remarkable dolomite crystals, which were first found here in 1843.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: PETITJEAN collection No. GH017
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
'Wad'
Reference: S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185393
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Comments: Rhine Graben

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Early Paleozoic - Proterozoic
443.8 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2607122

Age: to Ordovician (443.8 - 2500 Ma)

Description: metamorphic

Comments: Sammel-Code for gneiss in the Odenwald, Black Forest, Vosges

Lithology: Paragneiss

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

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

References

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- Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
- Weiß, S. (1990): Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 320 pp.


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