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Aloisi adit (Aloisy adit), Arsenic mine, Lanisch, Pölla valley, Hafner group, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

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Name(s) in local language(s): Aloisistollen (Aloisystollen), Arsenikbergbau (Hüttrauch-Bergbau), Lanisch, Pöllatal, Hafnergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Kärnten, Österreich
A former Au-Ag mine on the steep rocky NE slope of the Ochsenkopf, about 600 meters SW from the Ochsenhütte. First mentioned 1425, owned by Hans Hirsch, later by Alexander Schmelzing. It was never profitable since the arsenopyrite from this mine contained very little gold and silver. Active mining for gold was terminated in 1620.
This adit was mined afterwards for arsenopyrite to produce arsenic by crushing, washing, roasting and sublimation in a “Gifthütte” (literally 'poison hut'). In 1799 it was owned by Alois Klamer (hence the name Aloisy or Aloisi). It was closed around 1810.

The adit is still accessible at N47.06701 E13.44676.

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Allesch, R. M. Arsenik (1959) Seine Geschichte in Oesterreich.

Mutschlechner, Georg (1967) Ueber den Bergbau im Lungau.

Pichler, A. (1990): Befahrung des Gold- und Silberbergbaues am Lanischsee. Carinthia II, 180./100., 317-321.

Weidinger, Johannes und Lang, Michael, (1991) Der As-Au-Ag-Bergbau Rotgülden im Lungau.

BLASS, G. & H. W. GRAF (1998): Neufunde von bekannten Fundorten. - Mineralien-Welt, Jg. 9, Heft 1: 45-50.

Niedermayr, Gerhard, (1999) Neue Mineralfunde aus Osterreich, XLVIII, p.213.

Guenther, W. Paar, W.H. Hoeck, V. (2000), Schatzkammer Hohe Tauern:
2000 Jahre Goldbergbau.

Guenther, W: Paar, W.H. Gruber, F. (2006) Das Buch vom Tauerngold.

Pichler, A. (2009): Bergbau in Westkärnten. Eine Bestandsaufnahme der noch sichtbaren Merkmale der historischen Bergbaue in Westkärnten. p.94.

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