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St Christoph Mine, Breitenbrunn, Breitenbrunn District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 28' 47'' North , 12° 45' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.47966,12.75340
GeoHash:G#: u2cp4jw9r
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Fundgrube St. Christoph, Breitenbrunn, Revier Breitenbrunn, Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Deutschland


Ancient magnetite (+ metals) mine (started in 1558). Intermittent operation, the last period from 1939-1945.
Now a tourist mine. Collecting is possible during mine tours.

Regions containing this locality

Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts (Ore Mts), Germany & Czech Republic

Mountain Range - 689 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Der Aufschluss - Beilage VFMG aktuell 1/2008
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Der Aufschluss - Beilage VFMG aktuell 1/2008
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Frenzel, A. (1874): Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Königreich Sachsen, Leipzig.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Der Aufschluss - Beilage VFMG aktuell 1/2008
Devilline
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: P Haas collection
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Frenzel, A. (1874): Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Königreich Sachsen, Leipzig.
'Ferro-chloro-pargasite'
Formula: NaCa2(Fe2+4Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
Reference: Gunnar Färber
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Der Aufschluss - Beilage VFMG aktuell 1/2008
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Frenzel, A. (1874): Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Königreich Sachsen, Leipzig.
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Frenzel, A. (1874): Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Königreich Sachsen, Leipzig.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Der Aufschluss - Beilage VFMG aktuell 1/2008
Polyhydrite
Reference: No reference listed
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Schulenbergite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Reference: J. Gröbner und U. Kolitsch (2006): Neufunde aus dem Erzgebirge (II). Mineralien-Welt 17 (3), 22-27.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Dana 6: 61.
Sphalerite var: Marmatite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Dana 6: 61.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Löllingite'2.EB.15aFeAs2
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Marmatite2.CB.05a(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Devilline'7.DD.30CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Schulenbergite7.DD.80(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Diopside'9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
'Hisingerite'9.ED.10Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ferro-chloro-pargasite'-NaCa2(Fe2+4Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
Polyhydrite-

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Schulenbergite31.1.6.1(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Devilline31.6.1.1CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Hisingerite71.1.5.2Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ferro-chloro-pargasite'-NaCa2(Fe2+4Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
Polyhydrite-
Sphalerite
var: Marmatite
-(Zn,Fe)S

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
H Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Ferro-chloro-pargasiteNaCa2(Fe42+Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Ferro-chloro-pargasiteNaCa2(Fe42+Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al Ferro-chloro-pargasiteNaCa2(Fe42+Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Ferro-chloro-pargasiteNaCa2(Fe42+Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
Si HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Sphalerite (var: Marmatite)(Zn,Fe)S
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl Ferro-chloro-pargasiteNaCa2(Fe42+Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Ferro-chloro-pargasiteNaCa2(Fe42+Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Ferro-chloro-pargasiteNaCa2(Fe42+Al)(Al2Si6O22)Cl2
Fe HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Sphalerite (var: Marmatite)(Zn,Fe)S
CoCobalt
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Cu Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
ZnZinc
Zn Sphalerite (var: Marmatite)(Zn,Fe)S
Zn Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag SilverAg
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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 - Late Carboniferous
251.902 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3146882
Late Carboniferous granite

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Granite

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: 2606486

Age: Paleozoic (259.1 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: plutonic

Comments: Early Variscan granitoids, postasturisch

Lithology: Granite, granodiorite

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

Early Permian - Late Devonian
272.95 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3189875
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (272.95 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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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