|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||48° 20' 12'' North , 8° 20' 29'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||48.33694,8.34139|
|Locality type:||Mine Dump|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Schmiedestollenhalde, Wittichen, Schenkenzell, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland|
This is a collecting locality, not a mineral occurrence locality.
The most famous dump in the Wittichen area, heavily worked over. It does not belong to a single actual mine but was driven to haul ores from the nearby Alt St Joseph and Gnade Gottes mines, to which it is connected underground.
Small amounts of slag also occur in the dump; the slag mineralogy was described by Nieding (1980).
87 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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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|Carboniferous - Late Devonian|
298.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Late Carboniferous - Late Devonian|
298.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Late Devonian granite|
541 - 2500 Ma
|Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.