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Diabase quarries, Bornberg, Herbornseelbach, Dillenburg District, Hesse, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 42' 23'' North , 8° 19' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.70639,8.32917
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Diabasbrüche, Bornberg, Herbornseelbach, Revier Dillenburg, Hessen, Deutschland


Lower carboniferous diabase, worked by several quarries.
Collecting is prohibited since 2014 (new owner since 2014).

Located near Herbornseelbach, about 4-5 km SE of Dillenburg.



Mineral List


18 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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Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3189462
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic 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]

Carboniferous - Precambrian
298.9 - 4000 Ma



ID: 2599697
Spili-Group

Age: Eoarchean to Carboniferous (298.9 - 4000 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Comments: Spili-Group: Cambrian to Dinantian

Lithology: Spilite, basalt, diabase

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

Early Carboniferous - Late Devonian
323.2 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3143073
Late Devonian meta-basalt

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 382.7 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Meta-basalt group

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]

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References

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Vieten, K. (1971): Laumontit und Kalifeldspat-Pseudomorphosen nach Laumontit in Drusen des Spilits von Herbornseelbach (Lahn-Dill-Gebiet), Der Aufschluss, Vol. 22, No. 3, 87-96
Kurz, H.R. (1975): Pumpellyit als Kluftmineral aus Herbornseelbach, Der Aufschluss. Vol.26, 293
Wilke, H.J. (1979) Mineralfundstellen Hessen, Weise Verlag

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