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Blaue Kuppe, Eschwege, Hesse, Germany

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View of the Blaue Kuppe rocks, ca. 1930.

Blaue Kuppe, Eschwege, Hesse, Germany
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 9' 16'' North , 10° 2' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.15472,10.03472
GeoHash:G#: u1p5h27jc
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Blaue Kuppe, Eschwege, Hessen, Deutschland

Anbandoned quarry in a tertiary basalt contacting sandstones.
Located 4 km SSW of Eschwege.

Mineral List

18 valid minerals.

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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145 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3185222
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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]

Anisian - Late Permian
242 - 272.3 Ma

ID: 2604924

Age: Phanerozoic (242 - 272.3 Ma)

Description: limnic - fluvial to brackish deposits

Lithology: Fine-grained sandstone, claystone, conglomerate

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

Early Triassic
247.2 - 252.17 Ma

ID: 3134564
Early Triassic sandstone

Age: Early Triassic (247.2 - 252.17 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,mudstone}

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]

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Ramdohr, P. (1919): Über die Blaue Kuppe bei Eschwege und benachbarte Basaltvorkommen. Jb. Preuß. Geol. Landesanst. 40, 284-433.
Koritnig, S. (1954): Die Vorgänge bei der Kontaktbildung im Buntsandstein durch die Basalte der Blauen Kuppe und des Alpstein, Nordhessen. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 4, 89-98.
Koritnig, S. (1955): Die Blaue Kuppe bei Eschwege mit ihren Kontakterscheinungen. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 4, 504-521.
Schaumberg, G. (1971): Die Aragonite der Blauen Kuppe bei Eschwege. Aufschluss, 22 (9), 293-297.
Koritnig, S. (1978): Die 'Blaue Kuppe' bei Eschwege. Aufschluss, Sonderb. 28, 237-247.
Schreyer, W., Blümel, P. & Maresch, W. (1986): Cordierit und Osumilith aus den Buchiten der Blauen Kuppe bei Eschwege. Aufschluss, 37 (11), 353-367.
Weiß, S. (1990): Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise Verlag (Munich).
Belendorff, K. & Gottschalk, K. (2005): Die Blaue Kuppe bei Eschwege in Hessen, ein weltberühmter Fundort. Mineralien-Welt, 16 (4), 38-48.

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