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Ochsenhütte slag locality, Grane Reservoir, Goslar, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° North , 10° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~3km
Name(s) in local language(s):Ochsenhütte (Granetal) (Schlackenvorkommen), Granestausee, Goslar, Harz, Niedersachsen, Deutschland

An ancient smelter (operated from 1300-1573). The slag dumps were famous for well-developed slag minerals.

Located at the southern end of the Grane Dam ('Granestausee').

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42 valid minerals.

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Denker, H. (1918): Der Waldbesitz des Klosters Neuwerk im Oberharz nach den alten Urkunden. Zeitschrift des Harzvereins für Geschichte und Altertumskunde, vol. 51.

Rosenhainer, F. (1968): Die Geschichte des Unterharzer Hüttenwesens - Von seinen Anfängen bis zur Gründung der Komminionverwaltung im Jahre 1635. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Stadt Goslar, vol. 24.

van den Berg, W. & van Loon, C. (1990): Slag Minerals from the Rammelsberg, Harz Mountains, Germany. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, 8, 18-23.

Schnorrer, G. (1993): Mineralogische Notizen VI. Aufschluss, 44(1), 44-58.

Schröpfer, T. (2000): Fundgrube - Wissenswertes über den Westharzer Bergbau und das Hüttenwesen. Hrsg. Oberharzer Geschichts- und Museumsverein, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, p. 423 ff.

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