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Brennkogel north slope, Brennkogel area, Fusch valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
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Brennkogel north slope, Brennkogel area, Fusch valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Photo: AC
Latitude: 47°5'55"N
Longitude: 12°49'17"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Brennkogel Nordflanke, Brennkogel-Gebiet, Fuschertal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich
 
The Brennkogel forms part of the Hohe Tauern main ridge, that geographically separates Salzburg and Carinthia; minerals reported from its southern slopes are listed for Carinthia. The Brennkogel massif mainly consists of serpentinites. At the summit and northwest of it, Ca-rich micaschists and phyllites are crop out. A swarm of quartz-carbonate veins disseminating the serpentinites below the summit was worked for gold in the past. Mining ended around 1580 because of heavy ice. The portals of several adits are still visible on the slopes, but they are inaccessible. The mineralization is largely unknown, since only very few specimens have survived.

Mineral List

Actinolite
Almandine
Bornite
Calcite
Clinochlore
Clinohumite
var: Titanclinohumite

Clinozoisite
Dolomite
Epidote
Gersdorffite
Gold
Lizardite
Millerite
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite

var: Mariposite
Perovskite
Pyrite
Quartz
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal

Siegenite
Talc
var: Steatite
Tremolite
Zoisite


24 entries listed. 19 valid minerals.

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References

- A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
- A.Pichler (2009): Bergbau in Westkärnten, Eine Bestandsaufnahme der noch sichtbaren Merkmale der historischen Bergbaue in Westkärnten - Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten, 63. Sonderheft, 1-416.

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