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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2014 07:04    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

This Land in the middle of Germany has only a few known or significant mineral occurrences, for example the giant salt deposits in the east near the border with Thuringia. The most interesting areas for collectors are the Taunus Mountains in the southwest and some nearby former mining areas where some really fine collector’s specimen were found.


Halite - Ellers Potash Mine_Neuhof_Hesse_Germany.JPG
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Neuhof-Ellers Potash Works, Neuhof, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
11 x 8 cm
Collection & Photo: Tobias Martin
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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2014 18:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Another classic


Celestine - Am Soldatenbusch_Obergembeck_Gembeck_Twiste_Hesse_Germany.jpg
 Description:
Celestine
Am Soldatenbusch, Obergembeck, Gembeck, Twiste, Hesse, Germany
Specimen size: 12.8 × 8.4 × 7.5 cm
Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.3 cm

Specimen & Photo: Reference Specimens
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Celestine - Am Soldatenbusch_Obergembeck_Gembeck_Twiste_Hesse_Germany - detail.jpg
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Celestine
Am Soldatenbusch, Obergembeck, Gembeck, Twiste, Hesse, Germany
Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.3 cm
Detail

Specimen & Photo: Reference Specimens
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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2014 10:23    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

This is what I call a really fine Gembeck specimen!
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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2014 07:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Some locations kind of faded away over the years. Once famous, almost forgotten in present days - to find specimens from those places and to know what it is makes mineral collecting so thrilling for me. A good example are the epidote crystals from Sulzbach in the Odenwald, Hesse. I think there are not so many places in Germany where such epidotes were found, nevertheless, I bet if you would ask 10 German collectors for classic German epidote occurences, Sulzbach/Hesse wouldn´t be mentioned...


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Sulzbach, Hemsbach, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
3,5 x 0,9 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 01, 2014 05:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

The coal mines around Kassel were known for gypsum crystals. The Neuenhain open pit near Borken, for example, is a famous locale for that mineral.


Gips (Neuenhain).jpg
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Neuenhain coal mine, Borken, Kassel, Hesse, Germany
12 x 5 cm
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2014 09:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

It has been a long time that nothing has happened here in this thread - so I will continue with another gypsum that recently came into my collection:


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Zimmersrode Quarry, Zimmersrode, Neuental, Hesse, Germany
Specimen height 9,5 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 16, 2015 15:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

A fine yellow prehnite ball from a quarry quite near my hometown of Marburg:


IMG_3976.JPG
 Mineral: Prehnite on calcite
 Locality:
Diabase Quarry, Hartenrod, Gladenbach, Dillenburg, Lahn-Dill-Kreis District, Gießen, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 18 cm
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Collection: Gerd Kerkhey, Marburg, displayed at Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2015 10:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Another very impressive specimen from Hesse:


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 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Hannibal Mine, Heftrich, Idstein, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Size approx. 12-15 cm
 Description:
Collection: GeoMuseum TU Clausthal (my photo)
 Viewed:  19045 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2015 09:11    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

I saw this galena in September 2014. Indeed a very fine specimen.

Here´s another classic from Hesse.



Kupfer (Reichenbach).jpg
 Mineral: Copper, native
 Locality:
Reichenbach, Lautertal (Odenwald), Bergstraße District, Darmstadt, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 10,5 x 8 x 1,5 cm
 Description:
Reichenbach mine, Reichenbach, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2015 07:17    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

The Mineralogical Museum of Marburg opened a new special exhibition "A mineralogical journey through Hesse" some days ago. I visited it today, here's the little "show report" with photos of some remarkable specimens:
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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2016 04:41    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Another beautiful classic from Hesse ... nearly impossible to get these ones in good quality today for your own collection:


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 Mineral: Rhodochrosite
 Locality:
Bockenrod, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 10 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  17168 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 27, 2016 02:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Azurite from Southern Hesse:


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 Mineral: Azurite on Dolomite
 Locality:
Schmitt dolomite Quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzig-Kreis District, Spessart, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 3,5 cm, azurite
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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2016 11:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Chabazite from Hesse:


IMG_1094.JPG
 Mineral: Chabazite (Series)
 Locality:
Alter Stein Quarry, Allendorf, Greifenstein, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 20 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2016 10:41    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

And a pyromorphite:


Pyromorphit (Altweilnau).jpg
 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Emilie II Mine, Altweilnau, Usingen, Hochtaunuskreis, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 9 x 6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  15962 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 06, 2016 04:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

One of the real classics from Hesse...


Eisen (Bühl).jpg
 Mineral: Iron, native
 Locality:
Bühl Quarry, Weimar, Kasse, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 10 cm slab
 Description:
 Viewed:  15815 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 13:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Another pyromorphite from our beautiful land in the middle of Germany:


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 Mineral: Pyromorphite
 Locality:
Vereinigung Mine, Eisenbach, Bad Camberg, Limburg-Weilburg, Gießen, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 7 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  13192 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2017 15:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Two more examples


Barite with Calcite - Christiane Mine_Adorf_Diemelsee_Hessen_Germany.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte coated by Calcite
 Locality:
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 9.6 × 9 × 3.7 cm
 Description:
Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
 Viewed:  13001 Time(s)

Barite with Calcite - Christiane Mine_Adorf_Diemelsee_Hessen_Germany.jpg



Barite with Calcite - Christiane Mine_Adorf_Diemelsee_Hessen_Germany_detail.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite on Baryte
 Locality:
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm
 Description:
Detail
 Viewed:  12999 Time(s)

Barite with Calcite - Christiane Mine_Adorf_Diemelsee_Hessen_Germany_detail.jpg



Azurite with Dolomite - Schmitt dolomite Quarry_Hessen_Germany.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite on Dolomite
 Locality:
Schmitt dolomite Quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzig-Kreis District, Spessart, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm
 Description:
Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
 Viewed:  13015 Time(s)

Azurite with Dolomite - Schmitt dolomite Quarry_Hessen_Germany.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2017 07:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

Sorry for the low photo quality, but I thought this large specimen with its interesting paragenesis should not miss:


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 Mineral: Stilbite (Series), Laumontite, Heulandite
 Locality:
Diabase Quarries, Bornberg, Seelbach (Herborn), Lahn-Dill, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size approx. 35 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  10164 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2018 04:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

I always have an open eye for evaporite Minerals. here is one:
A Pikromerite from the Neuhof-Ellers mine. Most labels show the old name "Schönit"



Pikromerit-Schönit Neuhof-Ellers, Fulda, Hessen 10 cm IMG_1611 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Picromerite (Schönit)
 Locality:
Neuhof-Ellers Potash Works, Neuhof, Fulda, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 10 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9365 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2018 11:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Hessen - Hesse  

More from this land as well...


azurit altenmittlau.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Schmitt dolomite Quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzig-Kreis District, Spessart, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 2 cm crystal aggregate
 Description:
 Viewed:  8378 Time(s)

azurit altenmittlau.jpg



pseudomalachit reichenbach.jpg
 Mineral: Pseudomalachite
 Locality:
Borstein Quarry, Reichenbach, Lautertal (Odenwald), Bergstraße District, Darmstadt, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 5,5 x 4,5 cm
 Description:
Reichenbach is a well known locality for secondary copper minerals. The picture shows an exceptional piece from the former Petitjean collection.
 Viewed:  8362 Time(s)

pseudomalachit reichenbach.jpg



Cinnabarit Hohensolms.jpg
 Mineral: Cinnabar
 Locality:
Königsberg Mine, Hohensolms, Wetzlar, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 9 x 6 cm
 Description:
A "rare and ugly" rich ore sample from an ancient mercury mining district.
 Viewed:  8380 Time(s)

Cinnabarit Hohensolms.jpg


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