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Diabase quarry, Biberg (Bieberg), Saalfelden, Salzburg, Austria
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Latitude: 47°25'31"N
Longitude: 12°48'47"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Diabasbruch, Biberg (Bieberg), Saalfelden, Salzburg, Österreich
 
Located SW of Saalfelden.
In the 1980s collecting was forbidden.
The quarry is known for nice micromounts of TiO2 minerals and some sulphides.

Owned by STRABAG company.
Currently (2009) a tunnel is driven (at an inclination of about 28°) up the mountain to gain underground access to two large diabase lenses higher up on the mountain. These lenses, and additionally metasandstones and metagreywackes, will be exploited in a large open-pit quarrying operation and the rock material will be transported through the tunnel down to the processing plant.
The quarry will be closed and backfilled starting sometime in 2010.

Mineral List

Actinolite
Albite
Anatase
Ankerite
Antigorite
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
Augite
var: Titanian Augite

'Axinite Group'
Baryte
'Biotite'
Bornite
Brookite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysotile
Cinnabar
Devilline
Dolomite
Ferrohexahydrite
Galena
Graphite
Gypsum
'Hornblende'
Ilmenite
Jamesonite
'K Feldspar'
Langite
'Leucoxene'
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite
Marcasite
'Monazite'
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Milky Quartz

Quartz
var: Rock Crystal

Rutile
'Sagenite'
Siderite
var: Pistomesite
Sphalerite
Strontianite
Talc
Tetrahedrite
Titanite
Tremolite
Xenotime-(Y)
Zircon


52 entries listed. 38 valid minerals.

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References

- Strasser, A. (1966): Axinit und andere Mineralien vom Diabasbruch bei Saalfelden, Salzburg. Der Aufschluss, 17 (4), 99-101.
- Meixner, H. (1971): Zur "Salzburg"-Exkursion der Österr.Mineralogischen Gesellschaft Oktober 1971 - 7) Zum "Diabas"(Proterobasspilit) vom Piberg bei Saalfelden; Der Karinthin, vol.65, p.244-246.
- Strasser, A. (1977): Exkursionen M3 und M4: Bieberg-Maishofen-Felbertal im Pinzgau, Salzburg 1) Bieberg bei Saalfelden; Der Karinthin, vol.77, p.346-349.
- Fischer, T. (1978): Der Diabasbruch Saalfelden. Lapis, 3 (8), 15.
- Mrazek, R. (1984): Bemerkenswertes vom Biebergbruch, Salzburg. — Die Eisenblüte, Jg. 5, NF:11, 13.
- Niedermayr, G. (1985): 601. Strontianit aus dem Diabas-Bruch am Bieberg bei Saalfelden. Pp. 244-245 in Niedermayr, G. et al.: Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XXXIV. Carinthia II, 175./95.: 235-252.
- Lechler, A. (1985): Forum: Aktuelle MM-Fundstellen in Österreich (Biberg). Emser Hefte, Nr.2, 22.
- Berg, I. (1985): Neue Mineralien vom Biberg bei Saalfelden. Lapis, 10 (3), 35.
- Lapis Redaktion (1985): Lapis Aktuell: Sammelverbot am Biberg bei Saalfelden, Österreich. Lapis, 10 (7), 5.
- Hochleitner, R. (1986): Lapis Aktuell: Sammelverbot am Biberg bei Saalfelden. Lapis, 11 (3), 4.
- A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)

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