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Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° North , 13° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~13km
Name(s) in local language(s):Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Kärnten, Österreich


The GAILTALER ALPEN, extending over a distance of roughly 100 km from Villach in the east to the Tyrol border in the west, are situated between the upper Drau valley in the north and the Gail valley in the south. They mainly consist of Triassic limestones and dolomites, overlying older Central Alpine rocks ('Altkristallin'), which constitute the mountains of the Goldeck, Kreuzeck and Schober groups adjoining them to the north. The carbonatitic rocks include numerous sedimentary-type Pb-Zn deposits (e.g. Bad Bleiberg, Burg near Rubland, Jaukenhöhe), which were the subject of extensive mining activities in the past. At the basis of this complex, also referred to as 'Drauzug', a layer of older sedimentary rocks of the Rotliegend series (Laas formation, Gröden formation, Alpine sandstone formation) and, below these, the rocks of the so-called Gailtal crystalline ('Gailtal-Kristallin'), mainly micaschists and phyllites, are situated. The latter are rich in vein-type Cu mineralizations, which are exposed in some places in the Gail valley and in the southern Gailtaler Alpen. In the northeast, near Stockenboi and Feistritz an der Drau, a narrow zone of Upper Palaeozoic phyllites crops out. It is adjoined to the northwest by the Goldeck group, which, geologically, forms the southeastern extension of the Kreuzeck group.

The KARNISCHE ALPEN are situated south of the Gail valley, extending into Italy. They mainly consist of Triassic limestones.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Adamite

var: Cuprian Adamite

Albite

Allophane

Alumohydrocalcite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Analcime

Andalusite

Anglesite

var: Barytoanglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Aurichalcite

Azurite

Bariopharmacosiderite

Baryte

Bianchite

Bindheimite

'Biotite'

Bornite

Brochantite

'Calamine'

Calcite

var: Plumboan Calcite

Caledonite

Celestine

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chromatite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Claraite

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

Conichalcite

Copiapite

Copper

Cordierite

Covellite

Cuprite

Cuproroméite

Datolite

Descloizite

Devilline

Dickite

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Dravite

Duftite

Dundasite

Epidote

Erythrite

Fluorite

Fraipontite

Galena

Goethite

Gold

Goslarite

Graphite

Greenockite

Groutite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Hausmannite

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hexahydrite

'Hornstein'

Hydrocerussite

Hydrozincite (TL)

Ilsemannite (TL)

Jarosite

Jordisite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Koninckite

Lanarkite

Langite

Lead

Leadhillite

Lepidocrocite

'Limonite'

'var: Bean Ore'

Linarite

Litharge

'Lumachelle'

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Massicot

Melanterite

Mellite

Mercury

Metastibnite

Mimetite

Minium

Molybdenite

Muscovite

var: Illite

Nickelskutterudite

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Palygorskite

Perovskite

'Petrified Wood'

'Pinite'

Posnjakite

Prehnite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

'Pyrobitumen'

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Rock Crystal

Ranciéite

Realgar

Rhodochrosite

Rosasite

Rozenite

'Schalenblende'

Senarmontite

Siderite

Silver

Smithsonite

Sphalerite

Staurolite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

Stolzite

Strontianite

Strontiodresserite

Sulphur

Symplesite

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Theisite

Todorokite

'Tourmaline'

Tunnerite (of Cornu)

Tyrolite

'Unnamed (Cu-Zn Arsenate-Sulphate)'

'Unnamed (Fe Thiosulphate II)'

Valentinite

Vanadinite

Vivianite

Volborthite

Woodruffite

Wulfenite (TL)

var: Calcian Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Zálesíite

'Zeiringite'

Zincolivenite


137 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region

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References

- G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995

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