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Hüttenberg, Glees, Niederzissen, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 25' 45'' North , 7° 13' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.42917,7.22806
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Dachsbusch, Glees, Niederzissen, Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

Abandoned tuff quarry (small sand pit), in the pyroclastic formation of the so-called Hüttenberg pumice tuffs ("Hüttenberg-Bimstuffe", alkali-trachyte).
Xenolites of different origin: micaschists, crystalline schists, metasomatites, sanidinites, subvolcanites, carbonatites, selbergites, and alkali basalts.
Located between Dachsbusch Mt. and Hüttenberg Mt, near Glees and about 2.5 km SSE of Niederzissen.

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53 valid minerals.

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Late Pleistocene
0.0117 - 0.126 Ma

ID: 2614025

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 0.126 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Comments: Sparse trass

Lithology: Trachytic pumice tuff, trass

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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- Kratzsch, E., (1989): Die Mineralien vom Dachsbusch, Lapis 14 (1), 11-21
- Weiß, S.,(1990): "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich)
- Kratzsch, E., (2006): Der Wehr-Vulkan und seine Mineralien, Mineralienwelt 17(5), 12-34.

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