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Juchem Quarry, Niederwörresbach, Herrstein, Hunsrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 45' 22'' North , 7° 21' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.75611,7.35167
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch Juchem, Niederwörresbach, Herrstein, Hunsrück, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

Active quarry in permian andesitic volcanic rocks. The lava abundantly contains mineralized amygdules. Some fracture zones are present, mineralized with calcite and copper sulfide mineralization. In the area of the quarry old galleries from copper mining were found during the excavations.

Located 1.5 km SE of Niederwörresbach and about 6.5 km NE of Idar-Oberstein. Mineral collecting is allowed at specific times only (see website below).

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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Guadalupian - Late Carboniferous
259.9 - 323.2 Ma

ID: 2599345

Age: Paleozoic (259.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Comments: Mainly andesite lavas, subordinate basalt; also tuffs, veins and subvolcanic intrusions with cuselite and tholeiite

Lithology: Andesite, latite, dacite (porphyry) and basalt (melaphyre)

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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