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Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

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St. Andreasberg underground silver mining scene, ca. 1950.

Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
St. Andreasberg underground silver mining scene, ca. 1950.

Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
St. Andreasberg underground silver mining scene, ca. 1910.

Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
St. Andreasberg underground silver mining scene, ca. 1950.

Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
St. Andreasberg underground silver mining scene, ca. 1950.

Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
St. Andreasberg underground silver mining scene, ca. 1910.

Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
St. Andreasberg underground silver mining scene, ca. 1950.

Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
St. Andreasberg underground silver mining scene, ca. 1950.

Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 42' 47'' North , 10° 30' 58'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.71306,10.51611
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Samson, St Andreasberg, Revier St Andreasberg, Harz, Niedersachsen, Deutschland


Famous silver mine, closed in 1910.
Located 500 m NW of St Andreasberg.

Mineral List


51 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Geochronology

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Permian
   Cisuralian
ⓘ Brocken Granite pluton intrusion (latest age)288 MaSt Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
ⓘ Folding, uplift and faulting of sediments in Variscan orogeny. (latest age)~290 MaSt Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
ⓘ Brocken Granite pluton intrusion (earliest age)293 MaSt Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
    
   
  Carboniferous
   Mississippian
ⓘ Folding, uplift and faulting of sediments in Variscan orogeny. (earliest age)~330 MaSt Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
  Devonian
ⓘ Sediments accumulated in a large geosynclineDevonian
(358.9 - 419.2 Ma)
St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2618305

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Description: marine

Comments: Kulm facies

Lithology: Graywacke, shale and/or slate, plattenkalk, kieselkalk, radiolarite, alum shale

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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References

- Lieber, W. and Leyerzapf, H. (1986): German Silver. An Historical Perspective on Silver Mining in Germany, Mineralogical Record, 17: 3-18.

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