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Gypsum, Austria

Posted by Rock Currier  
avatar Gypsum, Austria
March 26, 2012 02:04AM
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Can you help make this a better article? What good localities have we missed? Can you supply pictures of better specimens than those we show here? Can you give us more and better information about the specimens from these localities? Can you supply better geological or historical information on these localities? After each set of pictures there should be some descriptive text. If none appears it means that we need someone to tell us about the specimens from that locality and something about the geology of the occurrence.


GypsumAustria
Pöttsching, Mattersburg, Burgenland, Austria
http://www.mindat.org/photo-387455.html


GypsumAustria
Siglitz adit (Imhof adit), Siglitz - Bockhart Gold Mining District, Siglitz - Bockhart area, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg,
http://www.mindat.org/photo-151871.html


GypsumAustria
Ungerhammerplatzl (Platzl), Unterlaussa, Altenmarkt, Styria, Austria
http://www.mindat.org/photo-451859.html


GypsumAustria
Ziller valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
http://www.mindat.org/photo-220021.html


GypsumAustria
Ischler Salzberg, Perneck, Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria
http://www.mindat.org/photo-110196.html


GypsumAustria
Ebensee, Gmunden, Upper Austria, Austria
http://www.mindat.org/photo-164952.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-257860.html

Hallstatt, Upper Austria, Austria
http://www.mindat.org/photo-341653.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-391835.html


GypsumAustria
Treffling area, Urfahr Umgebung, Mühlviertel, Upper Austria, Austria
http://www.mindat.org/photo-447935.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-447936.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-447937.html


Click here for Best Minerals Gypsum Fast Navagation and here for Best Minerals G and here for Best Minerals A to Z and here for Fast Navigation of completed Best Minerals articles.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2012 08:45AM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Gypsum, Austria
March 26, 2012 12:43PM
    
Ok Rock; from all of that places I would say that these are of significant importance:
- Gypsum "roses" at Pöttsching http://www.mindat.org/loc-57846.html, Zillingtal http://www.mindat.org/loc-57846.html , Sooß near Baden (not yet on mindat but they are really pretty roses), Mannersdorf http://www.mindat.org/loc-21378.html
- Pfennigbach http://www.mindat.org/loc-57717.html with xtls up to 10cm
- Salt mines like Hallein http://www.mindat.org/loc-46066.html, Hall http://www.mindat.org/loc-266.html, Ebensee http://www.mindat.org/loc-187726.html, Hallstatt http://www.mindat.org/loc-57602.html

But I`m quite sure I forgot some (Bosruck???) as gypsum isn`t really my mineral.
avatar Re: Gypsum, Austria
March 26, 2012 08:10PM
Christian,
Thanks for the good information. It will be waiting here for the person who decides to write Best Minerals, Austria. What I have done is just a place holder. This is a place where knowledgeable people like you can tell us of shortcomings and hopefully be encouraged to work on the article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Gypsum, Austria
March 29, 2012 08:55PM
    
Hello Rock!

About Pöttsching: This locality is an abandoned Lignite-deposite. Typical for this occurrence are bright yellow-brownish "Gypsumroses". Interessting is, that a part of the dump was burning. So you can discover burnt Gypsumand this is now a pseudomorph of a mixture of Gypsum and Bassanite. http://www.mindat.org/photo-387455.html I know Josef personally and I ask him if he can make a better photo of this specimen.

I think there is a mistake about the locality in the Ziller valley. There is definitive no occurrence of this kind of Gypsum in the Ziller valley. This specimen is typical for Pötsching or Zillingtal. In german "Zillertal" sounds like "Zillingtal". The Ziller valley, Tyrol is in the central part of the Austrian Alps and it is famous for Amethys, Haematite, Apatite, etc. in alpine clefts. Zillingtal, Burgenland is in the east of Austria. Between this two localitys are 400 km! Zillingtal is an abandoned Lignite-deposite.
http://www.mindat.org/photo-220021.html

I added the locality Sooß, Baden-district, Lower Austria. It's a colsed clay-openpit.
http://www.mindat.org/loc-238700.html




Martin
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avatar Re: Gypsum, Austria
March 30, 2012 08:50AM
Martin,
Thanks for the good information about Austrian gypsum. I am sure that the person writing the article on Austrian gypsums will want to include your information in the article. This points out the value of creating place holders for various minerals. It is a place where people like you can chip in information and help make the articles better.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Gypsum, Austria
April 15, 2012 08:21PM
    
Hello Rock!

I made some photos of Gypsum, most of Austrian occurrences. Please feel free to visit my mindat HP.

Martin
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