Gabbro Quarry (Bärenstein Quarry), Radau valley, Bad Harzburg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||51° 51' 25'' North , 10° 32' 47'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||51.85715,10.54651|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Gabbro-Steinbruch (Bärensteinbruch; Gabbrobruch Radautal), Radautal, Bad Harzburg, Harz, Niedersachsen, Deutschland|
Quarry in a Upper Carboniferous intrusion of mafic and ultramafic rocks (gabbro, norite, harzburgite) forming the so-called "Gabbro-Massif".
Active since 1838.
Gabbronorite and ferrogabbro, alternating with granitic, syenitic and pegmatitic zones. Residual melts of more acidic composition intruded to form diorites and granodiorites. Granite dykes with graphic granite and small pockets. Rich contact metamorphic and hydrothermal mineralizations with lenses of calc-silicate rocks, hornfels and marble.
Located in the Radau valley, 3 km south of Bad Harzburg.
The quarry is very interesting to petrologists, but well crystallized mineral specimens are usually very small. Obtaining permissions for collecting has become very difficult (situation 10/2006).
113 valid minerals.
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298.9 - 323.2 Ma