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  Idar Oberstein
  Germany

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Added in: march 2013
Last Modified in: march 2013


Location description:

Idar Oberstein is perhaps the best known mineral site of Germany, or even of Europe. Because of volcanic activity has occurred in the distant past, now minerals can be found in several quarries and fields.

Especially the Juchem quarry is very famous among mineral collectors. To access this quarry you have to pay a fee. See their website for more information:
www.juchem-gruppe.de



Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013


Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013


Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013


Collecting minerals in Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013


Collecting minerals in Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013


Collecting minerals in Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013


Collecting minerals in Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013


Collecting minerals in Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013


Collecting minerals in Juchem quarry.
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 06-03-2013

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Directions:

The quarry is located between the towns Niederwörresbach and Gerach, about 5 kilometers northeast of Idar Oberstein in the western part of Germany.

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Finds:

Many types of minerals can be found such as Amethyst, Calcite, Smoky Quartz and Agates. Usually these minerals occur in geodes. Especially the big purple Amethist geodes filled with orange Honey Calcite give great satisfaction when you find one. Furthermore, also Hematite, Pyrite, Quartz, Goethite and Dendrites are found.

Identification:

There are 6 photographs of minerals from this location in our Mineral ID System.

Examples from the Mineral ID System:

Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Bundenbach (Grube Herrenberg)
Fossil location: Steinhardt
Museum: Geoskop Urweltmuseum
Museum: Hunsrück Fossilienmuseum

More Information needed?

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Thanks

Thanks to Chris Kuijper for his part of this description.

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