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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2014 07:29    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

The small Land at the border to France is not known for famous mineral occurrences but features some interesting and less well known localities for collectors.


Barite - Gertraud sand pit_Altforweiler_Saarlouis_Saarland_Germany.jpg
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Gertraud sand pit, Altforweiler, Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany
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Collection & Photo: Roger Lang
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2014 06:15    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

Specimens from Saarland are not very frequent, even in German collections - except agates and some micromount material. However, there are excellent sphalerites, pyrites and millerites known from the Saar coal mines. As an example the following millerite


Millerit (Reden).jpg
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Millerite, Dolomite
Reden shaft, Schiffweiler, Saarland, Germany
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2016 09:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

Another classic from the Saarland:


Salmiak (Camphausen).jpg
 Mineral: Salammoniac
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Camphausen Mine, Fischbach, Sulzbach, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
 Dimensions: 10 x 7 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2016 09:45    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

Minerals from Saarland - they really exist ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2016 09:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

Oh, there are excellent specimens from the old coal mines. However, it´s so hard to find some...
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2016 10:09    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

Tobi wrote:
Minerals from Saarland - they really exist ;-)
Andreas Gerstenberg wrote:
Oh, there are excellent specimens from the old coal mines. However, it´s so hard to find some...
YOUR task, my dear Andreas, is to own a mineral specimen from EVERY German locality, so don't disappoint us ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2016 10:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

Hmmm... Maybe i can find two or three more specimens in my collection.
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2016 10:45    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

Two more specimens:


Baryt (Altforweiler).jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Gertraud sand pit, Altforweiler, Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany
 Dimensions: 10 x 6 cm
 Description:
This place produced Desert Roses too.
 Viewed:  7434 Time(s)

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Millerit (Ludweiler).JPG
 Mineral: Millerite
 Locality:
Warndt Mine, Großrosseln, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
 Dimensions: 2 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2018 11:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through Germany / Saarland  

Another Reden shaft millerite:


Millerit Reden.jpg
 Mineral: Millerite
 Locality:
Reden Shaft, Landsweiler, Schiffweiler, Neunkirchen District, Saarland, Germany
 Dimensions: Picture width: approx. 8 cm
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