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Hochberg quarry (Hohenberg quarry), Nieder-Ofleiden, Homberg, Vogelsberg, Hesse, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 44' 46'' North , 8° 59' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.74611,8.98444
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch am Hochberg (Steinbruch am Hohenberg), Nieder-Ofleiden, Homberg (Ohm), Vogelsberg, Hessen, Deutschland


A basalt quarry.
Located on Hochberg (Hohenberg) hill near Nieder-Ofleiden, 2.5 km NW of Homberg and about 17 km SE of Marburg.

Known since before 1800 for its ilmenite ("Ertz") rich rock.
Also known for chabazite and phillipsite at least since 1904.


Mineral List


11 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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Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 2618354

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Description: effusive rock: lava

Comments: Also some occurrences with trachyte, phonolite, latite

Lithology: Alkali basalt, basanite, tephrite, nephelinite, tholeiitic basalt, olivine basalt, andesite

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

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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- Schwankte, A. (1904) Die Basalte der Gegend von Homberg an der Ohm, insbesondere der Dolerit des Hohen Berges bei Ofleiden - Neues Jb. Min. Geol., Beilageband XVIII, 460-527
- S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

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