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Glücksstern Mine, Gottlob Hill, Friedrichroda, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 51' 38'' North , 10° 34' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.86056,10.56861
GeoHash:G#: u1p926zu4
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Glücksstern, Gottlob-Hügel, Friedrichroda, Thüringer Wald, Thüringen, Deutschland

Ancient iron and manganese mine, closed in 1855.
Located on Gottlob hill, about 1 km SE of Friedrichroda.

Mineral List

20 valid minerals. 4 (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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252.17 - 259.9 Ma

ID: 2620728

Age: Permian (252.17 - 259.9 Ma)

Description: marine deposits; salina facies

Comments: Rock salt preserved only in deeper subsurface

Lithology: Dolostone, claystone with anhydrite and halite

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

Late Permian
252.17 - 272.3 Ma

ID: 3155782
Late Permian dolomite/dolostone

Age: Permian (252.17 - 272.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{dolomite/dolostone}, Minor{mudstone,anhydrite,rock salt}

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]

252.17 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 3189505
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic volcanic 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]

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- Scheven, M. (1990): Die Minerale des Fundgebietes am Gottlob. Fundgrube 1/1990, 7-11 (in German).
- T. Witzke, M. Steins, T. Doering and U. Kolitsch (2000): Gottlobite, CaMg(VO4,AsO4)(OH), a new mineral from Friedrichroda, Thuringia, Germany. N. Jb. Mineral. Mh. 2000, 444-454.
- Witzke, T., U. Kolitsch, J.M. Warnsloh & J. Göske (2008): Wakefieldite-(La), a new mineral species from the Glücksstern Mine, Friedrichroda, Thuringia, Germany. European J. Mineralogy 20, 1135-1139.

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