Juchem Quarry, Niederwörresbach, Herrstein, Hunsrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
|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).
18 valid minerals.
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
Age: Paleozoic (259.9 - 323.2 Ma)
Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe.