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A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2014 09:04    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

This Land does not have, by a long way, such a diversity of minerals as its southern neighbor Saxony, but its parts of the Harz Mountains were the source for some highly-desired mineral classics, first and foremost the legendary specimens of galena on siderite from Neudorf - that today are among the most expensive German minerals on the market.


Fluorite - Rottleberode_Stolberg_Harz_Saxony-Anhalt_Germany.jpg
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Fluorite
Rottleberode, Stolberg, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
4 x 4 cm
Collection & Photo: Tobias Martin
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2014 06:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

What else is to mention? The Mansfeld basin with its excellent silver samples, betechtinite, maucherite, nickeline... And, of course, for the systematic lovers all the rare salt minerals with their many type localities in that Land.


Galenit (Neudorf Pfaffenberg).jpg
 Description:
Galena, siderite, calcite
Pfaffenberg mine, Neudorf, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
6 x 4,5 cm
 Viewed:  26385 Time(s)

Galenit (Neudorf Pfaffenberg).jpg



Bergkristall (Neudorf).jpg
 Description:
Rock crystal
Neudorf, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
6,5 x 4 cm
 Viewed:  26341 Time(s)

Bergkristall (Neudorf).jpg



Siderit (Neudorf).jpg
 Description:
Siderite, quartz
Neudorf, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
8 x 4 cm
 Viewed:  26360 Time(s)

Siderit (Neudorf).jpg



Fluorit (Neudorf).jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, siderite
Neudorf, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
7x 6,5 cm
 Viewed:  26383 Time(s)

Fluorit (Neudorf).jpg



Galenit (Neudorf).jpg
 Description:
Galena, siderite, quartz
Meiseberg mine, Neudorf, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
1,5 cm crystal
 Viewed:  26344 Time(s)

Galenit (Neudorf).jpg



Jamesonit (Wolfsberg).jpg
 Description:
Jamesonite
Graf Jost Christian mine, Wolfsberg, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
8 x 6 cm
 Viewed:  26350 Time(s)

Jamesonit (Wolfsberg).jpg



Kieserit (Staßfurt).JPG
 Description:
Kieserite
Staßfurt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
10 cm vial
Type locality, ex William S. Vaux collection.
 Viewed:  26346 Time(s)

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Silber (Mansfeld).jpg
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Silver
Mansfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
10 x 4 cm
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Silber (Mansfeld).jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2014 10:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Fluorite and siderite from Harz Mountains, possibly Grube Louise near Rottleberolde. Ex Sorbonne and Herb Obodda collections.


F121ar.jpg
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Fluorite and Siderite
Stolberg, Harz Mts., Saxony-Anhalt
10x9x5 cm overall size
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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2014 10:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Hello,

these siderite crystals in combination with white/colourless fluorite are typical for Stolberg (Luise mine). The location is always mixed up with Rottleberode, but there are two fluorite occurences. Rottleberode (Flußschacht mine) and Stolberg (Luise mine). What makes the whole thing more complicated is that one can often see typical green Rottleberode specimens marked "Luise mine" or vice versa. The classic Stolberg fluorites are sought after. The green Rottleberode fluorites 10 or 15 years ago were kind of a mineralogical off the shelf article. Today it´s hard to find a really good, undamaged specimen.

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Fluorit (Stolberg).jpg
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Siderite, fluorite
Luise mine, Stolberg, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
8 x 5 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2014 13:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Hello Andreas,

Thank you for the information. It is difficult to find good information on German locations in English language. Mindat lists Luise Mine as being Rottleberode.
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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2014 07:22    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Hence it is a little bit confusing. I had to look it up... but it´s one district indeed, called Stolberg-Rottleberode. There are two veins, the Flußschächter/Backöfner vein (Rottleberode) and the Silberbach-Louiser vein (Stolberg). Silberbach was a known locale for huge baryte samples. The two shown fluorite/siderite specimens come from the Louise mine (Stolberg). The "classic stuff", i.e. the big sea-green fluorite crystals were found in the 1950s in the Backöfner vein, 2nd level, Flußschacht mine (Rottleberode). Here´s a smaller sample from Flußschacht mine.


Fluorit (Rottleberode).jpg
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Fluorite (twin)
Flußschacht mine, Rottleberode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
6 x 5 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 30, 2014 10:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Tobi wrote:
...the legendary specimens of galena on siderite from Neudorf...

One more



Galena with Siderite - Neudorf_Harzgerode_Harz_Saxony-Anhalt_Germany.jpg
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Galena on Siderite
Neudorf, Harzgerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm
Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm
Photo: Reference Specimens
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PostPosted: Mar 30, 2014 10:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Tobi wrote:
...the legendary specimens of galena on siderite from Neudorf...
One more

Terrific specimen, Jordi, thanks for showing! I love this wonderful combinations of galena on the brown siderite matrix ... and unfortunately i don't have one in my own collection :-(

One day ... ;-)
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2015 12:52    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

And another one (unfortunately not in my collection):


IMG_3461.JPG
 Mineral: Galena on siderite
 Locality:
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen height 15 cm
 Description:
Collection: GeoMuseum TU Clausthal (my photo)
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2015 13:08    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Tobi wrote:
And another one (unfortunately not in my collection):

But, you know you WANT it! (Me too)
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2015 14:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Come guys, you know this one is for me.
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2015 09:15    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Nice piece that...


Aragonit (Wimmelburg).jpg
 Mineral: Aragonite
 Locality:
Schlüsselstollen adit, Klostermansfeld, Mansfeld-Südharz District, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: 82 x 67 x 18 mm
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2015 12:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Another fluorite classic from Stolberg:


stol.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite on siderite
 Locality:
Stolberg, Mansfeld-Südharz District, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size approx. 12 cm
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Collection: Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie Dresden, on display in the Marburg Museum (my photo)
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2015 04:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Crystallized nickeline, a real classic from the collection of Ernst Julius Fröbe, a mining director from Schwarzenberg/Erzgebirge and the uncle of the famous German actor Gerd Fröbe (James Bond, Edgar Wallace...).


Nickelin (Eisleben).jpg
 Mineral: Nickeline
 Locality:
Hohenthal Schacht (Hans Seidel Shaft), Helbra, Mansfeld Basin, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: 5 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2016 04:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

No words needed:


IMG_1111.JPG
 Mineral: Galena, Siderite, Quartz
 Locality:
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 25 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  21653 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2016 14:15    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Fluorite with hematite stain, Rottleberode, Flußschacht mine ?


F392-9332.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Rottleberode, Stolberg, Mansfeld-Südharz District, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Description:
10x8x5 cm overall size
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2016 09:16    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Older halite specimen with nice phantoms:

The above shown fluorite sample should be from the Flußschacht mine.



Halit (Bernburg).jpg
 Mineral: Halite
 Locality:
Bernburg, Stassfurt, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: 9 x 8 cm
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PostPosted: May 08, 2016 04:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Another specimen from Neudorf. The largest galena is about 1.5 cm, the largest siderite 0.7 cm on edge and the largest calcite crystal 0.5 cm on edge.
Unfortunately I have no other clue about the exact mine it came from as the old label only states "Neudorf". If any of you have any idea about the mine it could have come from, I would be glad to get details through PM. Thanks.



Galena_Siderite_Calcite_Neudorf.jpg
 Mineral: Galena, Siderite, Calcite
 Locality:
Pfaffenberg Mine, Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
 Dimensions: 7x5 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: May 08, 2016 04:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

chris wrote:
Another specimen from Neudorf [...] Unfortunately I have no other clue about the exact mine it came from as the old label only states "Neudorf". If any of you have any idea about the mine it could have come from, I would be glad to get details through PM. Thanks.
I chose this way instead of PM because we want to share this mineralogical trip through Germany together with all its information:
Those typical combinations of galena and siderite are most likely from Grube Pfaffenberg, https://www.mindat.org/loc-21614.html

Very nice specimen, by the way :)
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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 11:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt - Saxony-Anhalt  

Hello Tobi. Thanks you for the information. Glad you liked the specimen.
Christophe

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...Those typical combinations of galena and siderite are most likely from Grube Pfaffenberg...


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