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Sorge-Settendorf mine, Greiz, Thuringia, Germanyi
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Sorge-Settendorf mineMine (Flooded)
Greiz- not defined -
Thuringia- not defined -
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Name in German:Tagebau Sorge-Settendorf, Greiz
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 45' 5'' North , 12° 12' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.75139,12.21583
GeoHash:G#: u308tzp23
Locality type:Mine (Flooded) - last checked 2019
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Seelingstädt1,513 (2017)3.1km
Berga3,869 (2017)3.6km
Gauern156 (2011)3.7km
Teichwolframsdorf2,686 (2015)4.0km
Braunichswalde704 (2011)5.4km


Abandoned open cast uranium mine. Now flooded.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Bohemian MassifMassif

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
PPhosphorus
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
CuCopper
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
UUranium
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 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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Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186755
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

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 Permian
251.902 - 272.95 Ma



ID: 3147057
Late Permian dolomite/dolostone

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 272.95 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{dolomite/dolostone}, Minor{limestone,siltstone,claystone}

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]

Arenigian - Tremadocian
465.5 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2599429
Frauenbach-Schichten, Phycoden-Schichten

Age: Ordovician (465.5 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: marine deposits

Comments: Near Prague: Early and Middle Ordovician

Lithology: Argillaceous schist, quartzite, quartzite scree

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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