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Potschberg Quarry, Jettenbach, Altenglan, Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germanyi
Regional Level Types
Potschberg QuarryQuarry
Jettenbach- not defined -
Altenglan- not defined -
KuselDistrict
Rhineland-PalatinateState
GermanyCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch am Potschberg, Jettenbach, Altenglan, Kusel, Pfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 32' 36'' North , 7° 33' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.54333,7.56139
GeoHash:G#: u0v3u544c
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Jettenbach884 (2017)1.0km
Eßweiler460 (2017)1.7km
Bosenbach846 (2017)2.3km
Rothselberg726 (2011)2.9km
Kollweiler405 (2011)3.4km


A quarry in magmatite, owned by the Basalt AG.
Located on Potschberg hill near Jettenbach.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyRegion (Historical)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
'Chabazite'
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Ulrich Heidtke (2011): Mineralien der Pfalz und ihrer Randgebiete. Pfälzische Ges. z. Förd. d. Wiss, CD.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: http://www.mgas.de/fundstellen/pfalz-jettenbach.htm
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Thomas Kleser collection, analysed by Günter Blaß

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Harmotome9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Pumpellyite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Harmotome77.1.3.5(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Pumpellyite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Na Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S CinnabarHgS
KPotassium
K Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Permian - Early Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3161907
Early shale/slate

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{shale/slate}, Minor{sandstone,conglomerate,coal}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Guadalupian - Late Carboniferous
259.1 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2612453

Age: Paleozoic (259.1 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Comments: Mainly andesite lavas, subordinate basalt; also tuffs, veins and subvolcanic intrusions with cuselite and tholeiite

Lithology: Andesite, latite, dacite (porphyry) and basalt (melaphyre)

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186341
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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