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Vetternspitzen (Vetternspitze), Knappen lakes, Giglach valley, Schladminger Tauern, Schladming, Styria, Austria

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Vetternspitzen, Knappen lakes, Giglach valley, Schladminger Tauern, Schladming, Styria, Austria
Vetternspitzen (Vetternspitze), Knappenseen, Giglachtal, Schladminger Tauern, Schladming, Steiermark, Österreich

Mediaeval silver mines, later worked for nickel and cobalt ores. The district is sub-divided in the lower Giglach mines, the middle Giglach mines and the upper Giglach mines (= Vetternspitz mines); all of them have been described by Friedrich (1969).
The mineralization resembles that at the Zinkwand, which is located only about 1 km further southeast.

Located on the northwestern slopes of the Vetternspitzen, above the Knappen lakes.

Mineral List

Albite
var: Pericline

Ankerite
Annabergite
Arsenic
Arsenopyrite
Bismuth
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Calcite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Erythrite
Galena
Hematite
var: Iron Rose

Löllingite
Marcasite
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
Pyrite
Quartz
Sphalerite
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Torbernite


23 entries listed. 19 valid minerals.

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References

- Friedrich, O.M. (1969): Monographie der Erzlagerstätten bei Schladming Teil 2 – Archiv für Lagerstättenforschung in den Ostalpen, vol.9, 107-130.
- R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)

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