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Limestone quarries, Steeden, Limburg-Weilburg, Hesse, Germanyi
Regional Level Types
Limestone quarriesGroup of Quarries
Steeden- not defined -
Limburg-WeilburgDistrict
HesseCity-State
GermanyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° North , 8° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~20km
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Kalkbrüche, Steeden, Limburg, Hessen, Deutschland


Devonian limestones with large mineralized vugs.
Located near Steeden, about 6 km NE of Limburg.

The locality is divided into four different quarries. Only one of these four is still active.

The oldest one is situated in the northwest of Steeden village, here are also the office buildings. At the northeastern end of the village one can find quarry number two. This quarry is right now a protected refuge for the eagle owl.

Quarry number 3 is placed between Nr.2 and Nr.4 (in mining chronology and geographic matter) and is also inactive. One reason Nr.3 has been closed was a massive land slide in the southern part of the quarry.

The "new" active quarry is placed between the villages Niedertiefenbach and Hofen NE of the country road (L3022).

Actually there has been also ancient underground mining for manganese minerals on this area.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Hausmannite ?
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Reference: S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Stefan Koch Collection
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Stefan Koch Collection
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Stefan Koch Collection
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Reference: S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stefan Koch Collection
'Wad'
Reference: S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hausmannite ?4.BB.10Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hausmannite ?7.2.7.1Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

References

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- S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

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