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Diabase quarries, Herborn, Lahn-Dill, Hesse, Germanyi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Diabasbrüche, Bornberg, Herbornseelbach, Revier Dillenburg, Hessen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 42' 23'' North , 8° 19' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.70639,8.32917
GeoHash:G#: u1jbmwc45
Locality type:Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Herborn21,133 (2015)3.3km
Mittenaar5,020 (2011)3.9km
Dillenburg24,461 (2015)4.9km
Merkenbach1,600 (2015)6.1km
Sinn6,634 (2011)6.3km


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.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Rhenish Massif, EuropeMassif
Lahn Valley, GermanyRiver Valley

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: rock-forming
Reference: 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
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Kurz, H.R. (1975): Pumpellyit als Kluftmineral aus Herbornseelbach, Der Aufschluss. Vol.26, 293
'Apophyllite'
Reference: 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
Babingtonite
Formula: Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Reference: Kurz, H.R. (1975): Pumpellyit als Kluftmineral aus Herbornseelbach, Der Aufschluss. Vol.26, 293
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: 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
'Chabazite'
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Wilke, H.J. (1979) Mineralfundstellen Hessen, Weise Verlag
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: 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
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: 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
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Kurz, H.R. (1975): Pumpellyit als Kluftmineral aus Herbornseelbach, Der Aufschluss. Vol.26, 293
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: rock-forming
Reference: 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
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: 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
Ilvaite ?
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Reference: Wilke, H.J. (1979) Mineralfundstellen Hessen, Weise Verlag
'K Feldspar'
Reference: 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
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: 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
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Wilke, H.J. (1979) Mineralfundstellen Hessen, Weise Verlag
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wilke, H.J. (1979) Mineralfundstellen Hessen, Weise Verlag
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: 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
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: 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
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: 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
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: Kurz, H.R. (1975): Pumpellyit als Kluftmineral aus Herbornseelbach, Der Aufschluss. Vol.26, 293
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: 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
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: 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
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Kurz, H.R. (1975): Pumpellyit als Kluftmineral aus Herbornseelbach, Der Aufschluss. Vol.26, 293
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: 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

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Babingtonite9.DK.05Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ilvaite ?9.BE.07CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Pumpellyite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
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 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Ilvaite ?56.2.3.3CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Babingtonite65.4.1.2Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'K Feldspar'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pumpellyite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
FeIron
Fe BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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]

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

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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