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Kautenbach Mine, Kautenbach, Traben-Trarbach, Hunsrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 54' 52'' North , 7° 7' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.91472,7.12639
GeoHash:G#: u0v5fntq2
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Kautenbach, Kautenbach, Traben-Trarbach, Hunsrück, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland


Quartz vein with lead and copper ores, hosted by Devonian schists.
Located 3.5 km east of Bernkastel-Kues.

Known for pseudomorphs of galena (intergrown with fluorapatite) after pyromorphite.

Regions containing this locality

Rhenish Massif, Europe

Massif - 1,163 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from Hochwalder minerals.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Galena
Formula: PbS
Description: Pseudomorph after pyromorphite, 1.5 inches
Reference: MinRec 31:31
Galena var: Blaubleierz
Formula: PbS
Reference: Edgar Müller, Saarwellingen
Galena var: Plumbeine
Formula: PbS
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from Hochwalder minerals.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Blaubleierz2.CD.10PbS
var: Plumbeine2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Bravoite-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
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 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
Galena
var: Blaubleierz
-PbS
var: Plumbeine-PbS

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S Galena (var: Blaubleierz)PbS
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S Galena (var: Plumbeine)PbS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
NiNickel
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Ni NickelineNiAs
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As NickelineNiAs
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
PbLead
Pb Galena (var: Blaubleierz)PbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb Galena (var: Plumbeine)PbS
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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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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]

Emsian - Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2608835
Hunsrück Slate

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hunsrück Slate

Description: marine deposits

Lithology: Claystone, siltstone

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

Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3159802
Early Devonian quartzite

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{sandstone,shale/slate}

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Goerg, U. (1981). Blaubleierz: Pseudomorphosen von Bleiglanz nach Pyromorphit. Lapis, 6 (11), 30-31.
Mineral. Record 31, 31.
Jahn, S. (2011): Die Grube Kautenbach bei Bernkastel-Kues im Hunsrück. Mineralien-Welt, 22 (6), 22-43.
Frey, W.-G. (2012): Blaubleierz aus Kautenbach. Lapis Extra 43 (Pseudomorphosen), pp. 92-94.
Jahn, S. (2016): The Kautenbach Mine, Bernkastel-Kues, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Mineralogical Record 47, 191-211.

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