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In den Dellen quarries, Niedermendig, Mendig, Laach lake volcanic complex, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 23' 40'' North , 7° 17' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.39472,7.28694
GeoHash:G#: u0vnty44w
Locality type:Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbrüche in den Dellen, Niedermendig, Mendig, Laacher See Komplex, Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland


Pumice quarries.
Located about 1.5 km NE of Mendig.

NOTE: Since November 2014, collecting is strictly forbidden! (http://www.mineralienatlas.de/forum/index.php/topic,28335.msg218960/topicseen.html#new).


Mineral List

Actinolite

Aegirine-augite

'Aeschynite'

Aeschynite-(Ce)

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(La)

Almandine

Alumohydrocalcite

Alunite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Andalusite

Andradite

var: Melanite

Anilite

Anorthite

'Anorthoclase'

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Augite

Azurite

Baddeleyite

Baryte

'Biotite'

Britholite-(Ce)

'Britholite Group'

Bustamite

'Calciobritholite'

'Calciopyrochlore'

Calcite

Cancrinite

Chalcopyrite

Chevkinite-(Ce)

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Columbite-(Mn)

Cordierite

Corundum

var: Sapphire

Davyne

Dawsonite

Devilline

Digenite

Diopside

Djurleite

Dolomite

Enstatite

Epidote

'Fergusonite'

Fergusonite-(Ce)

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferriakasakaite-(La)

Ferriallanite-(La) (TL)

Ferro-richterite

Ferrosilite

Fersmite

Fluorapatite

Fluorbritholite-(Ce)

Fluorcalciobritholite

Fluorite

Fluornatropyrochlore

Forsterite

Goethite

Götzenite

Grossular

Gypsum

Halloysite-7Å

Haüyne

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Hercynite

Hiortdahlite

'Hornblende'

Huttonite

Hydroxycalciopyrochlore

Hydroxylapatite

Hydroxymanganopyrochlore (TL)

Hydrozincite

'Hypersthene'

Ilmenite

Jacobsite

Jarosite

Kaersutite

Laachite (TL)

Låvenite

Lepidocrocite

Leucite

Maghemite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Meionite

Melanterite

Mendigite (TL)

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Montmorillonite

Mullite

Muscovite

Natrojarosite

Nepheline

Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)

Nosean

Opal

Oxycalciopyrochlore

Perrierite-(Ce)

Perrierite-(La) (TL)

Phillipsite-Ca

Phillipsite-K

Phlogopite

Polycrase-(Y)

Pseudobrookite

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

var: Calciobetafite (of Mazzi & Munno)

Pyrochlore Supergroup

Pyrophanite

Pyroxmangite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Rhabdophane-(Ce)

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Richterite

Rozenite

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

Samarskite-(Y)

Sanidine

Siderite

Sillimanite

Spessartine

Staurolite

Steacyite

Sylvite

Szomolnokite

Tephroite

Thaumasite

Thorianite

Thorite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'

Wöhlerite

Wollastonite

Xenotime-(Y)

Zircon

Zirconolite

'Zirconolite-3O'

'Zirconolite-3T'


130 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2609100

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Lithology: Nephelinite, leucitite, tephrite, basanite, alkali-olivine-basalt

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

Neogene - Paleogene
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3161494
Palaeogene basalt

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt

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]

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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References

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Blaß, G. and Kruijen, F. (2012) Die neuen Mineralfunde aus der Vulkaneifel. Mineralien-Welt 23 (5), 38-48 (in German).
Chukanov, N.V., Blass, G., Zubkova, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Pushcharovsky, D.Y., and Prinz, H. (2012) Hydroxymanganopyrochlore, IMA 2012-005. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 813, Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.
Schäfer, C. and Chukanov, N. (2014) Über den Laachit, ein neues, mit Zirkonolith verwandtes Mineral vom Laacher Vulkan, Der Aufschluss, 65 (4), 228-239.
Chukanov, N.V., Aksenov, S.M., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Van, K.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Pekov, I.V., Gurzhiy, V.V., Schüller, W., and Ternes, B. (2015) Mendigite, Mn2Mn2MnCa(Si3O9)2, a new mineral species from the Eifel volcanic region, Germany. Zapiski RMO, 144(2), 48-60.
Zubkova, N.V., Chikanov, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Schäfer, Ch.J., Yapaskurt, V.O., and Pushcharovsky, D.Yu. (2015) Lanthanum-rich Fluorbritholithe-(Ce) from young alkaline volcanic rock of Eifel (Germany) and its crystal structure. Cation ordering in Britholites. Doklady Earth Sciences, 464 (2), 199-202.

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