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Rotenbach mine, Feldberg, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germanyi
Regional Level Types
Rotenbach mineMine
FeldbergMunicipality
Breisgau-HochschwarzwaldDistrict
FreiburgRegion
Baden-WürttembergState
GermanyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° North , 8° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~7km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Grube Rotenbach, Feldberggebiet, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland


A calcite vein carrying massive chalcopyrite and secondary copper minerals, probably mined already during medieval times.
Located about 1 km NW of the Kaserne Fahl (military barracks) in the uppermost Wiesental, on the steep SW flank of Feldberg Mt.


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Agardite-(La)
Formula: LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Gröbner, J. (2017): Zálesíit von Oberhepschingen im Wiesental, Südschwarzwald, sowie ein aktueller Überblick über Agarditvorkommen im Schwarzwald. Erzgräber 31 (1), 1-9. [p. 8; in Table 2 locality erroneously written as "Rötenbach"].; Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
Arseniosiderite ?
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German) ; Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Reevesite
Formula: Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Reference: Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
Romanèchite
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Reference: Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German)
Tyrolite
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Reference: Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
'Unnamed (Arseniosiderite-related mineral)'
Formula: Ca, Fe, As, O, H
Reference: Walenta, K. (1998): Ein neues arseniosideritähnliches Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Der Erzgräber 12, 41-48.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Romanèchite4.DK.10(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reevesite5.DA.50Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Agardite-(La)8.DL.15LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Y)8.DL.15YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Arseniosiderite ?8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Tyrolite8.DM.10Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-
'Unnamed (Arseniosiderite-related mineral)'-Ca, Fe, As, O, H

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB8X16
Romanèchite7.9.2.1(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Reevesite16b.6.3.1Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Tyrolite42.4.3.1Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Agardite-(Y)42.5.1.2YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Arseniosiderite ?42.8.4.3Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Agardite-(La)-LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-
'Unnamed (Arseniosiderite-related mineral)'-Ca, Fe, As, O, H

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Unnamed (Arseniosiderite-related mineral)Ca, Fe, As, O, H
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
H Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
C TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Unnamed (Arseniosiderite-related mineral)Ca, Fe, As, O, H
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
O Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Unnamed (Arseniosiderite-related mineral)Ca, Fe, As, O, H
Ca TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
MnManganese
Mn Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Unnamed (Arseniosiderite-related mineral)Ca, Fe, As, O, H
Fe ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
AsArsenic
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As Unnamed (Arseniosiderite-related mineral)Ca, Fe, As, O, H
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
YYttrium
Y Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
BaBarium
Ba Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
LaLanthanum
La Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German).
Walenta, K. (1998): Ein neues arseniosideritähnliches Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Der Erzgräber 12, 41-48.
Steen, H. (2005): Ein Neufund von Agardit-(Y) aus Rotenbach im Feldberggebiet (südlicher Schwarzwald). Der Erzgräber 19, 70-72. (in German) [and references therein]
Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.

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