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Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria
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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
'Asphaltum'
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
Clinochlore
var: Pennine

'Coal
var: Anthracite'

Conichalcite
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
Nickelskutterudite
Orpiment
Orthoclase
Palygorskite
Perovskite
'Petrified Wood'
'Pinite'
Posnjakite
Prehnite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
'Pyrobitumen'
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Quartz
var: Agate

var: Amethyst
var: Rock Crystal
Ranciéite
Realgar
Rhodochrosite
'Roméite Group
var: Stibiconite'

Rosasite
Rozenite
'Schalenblende'
Sénarmontite
Siderite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Staurolite
Stibnite
Stolzite
Strontianite
Strontiodresserite
Sulphur
Symplesite
Tennantite
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
Theisite
Todorokite
'Tourmaline'
'Tunnerite (of Cornu)'
Tyrolite
Valentinite
Vanadinite
Vivianite
Volborthite
Woodruffite
Wulfenite (TL)
var: Calcian Wulfenite
Wurtzite
Zálesíite
'Zeiringite'
Zincolivenite


191 entries listed. 133 valid minerals. 2 type localities (valid minerals). 1 type locality (other).

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References

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

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