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Rammelsberg Mine

Rammelsberg, Goslar city, Lower Saxony county, Germany


Sediment-hosted copper deposit (Shallow-marine)

Cu-Pb enriched sediment-hosted massive sulfide deposit formed harmonically with sedimental rocks in Middle Devonian (approx. 390 Ma).

Rammelsberg Mine

A souvenir of the mine. Cute wooden dolls are unique and famous ones in this area, Saxony district in Germany. Various ore minerals were used for the decoration: Gold ones are chalcopyrite, gray ones are sphalerite. White ones are quartz, which is associated with yellowish brown ankerite.

Reported Minerals

  • Chalcopyrite
  • Sphalerite
  • Pyrite
  • Pyrrhotite
  • Tetrahedrite
  • Galena
  • Arsenopyrite
  • Dolomite
  • Covellite
  • Calcite
  • Ankerite
  • Barite

Mineral Assemblages

  • Calcite(Gangue) - Sphalerite - Chalcopyrite - Pyrite - Ankerite

Details of the mine

One of the best known mines in Europe. A world heritage.

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