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Heinrich von Dechen
Named in honour for Ernst Heinrich von Dechen, born on 25.3.1800 in Berlin. For the Rhineland and Westfalia von Dechen has been a pioneer. Its scientific value mainly founds due to the publication of the first comprehensive geological maps of the western part of Germany “Erläuterungen zur geologischen Karte der Rheinprovinz und der Provinz Westfalen sowie einiger angrenzender Gegenden” (1870 + 1884). He made numerous contributions to geological literature especially for the geology of the Eifel. His descriptions "Geognostischer Führer zu der Vulkanreihe der Vordereifel" (1861) and "Geognostischer Führer zu dem Laacher See und seiner vulkanischen Umgebung" (1864) are still important. He died in Bonn in 1889.
A variety of Descloizite

An arsenatian variety of Descloizite.
Originally described from an unnamed quarry near Niederschlettenbach, Bad Bergzabern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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Bergemann (1850) Annalen der Physik, Halle, Leipzig: 80: 393.
Chambers’s Mineralogical Dictionary (1964) Chemical Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY, USA (reprint): 17.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 811.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

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  • Carinthia
    • Karawanken
      • Ferlach
Naumann, Zirkel: "Elemente der Mineralogie", 13th ed., Leipzig (1898)
      • Hochobir
        • Zauchen
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Südwestpfalz
      • Dahner Felsenland
        • Bobenthal
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Erlenbach bei Dahn
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Niederschlettenbach
Naumann, Zirkel: "Elemente der Mineralogie", 13th ed., Leipzig (1898); Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 814.
  • Colorado
    • Lake Co.
      • Leadville District
        • Leadville
          • Carbonate Hill
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Ref: Geology and Mining Industry of Leadville, Samuel F. Emmons, 1886
Geology and Mining Industry of Leadville, Samuel F. Emmons, 1886
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