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Graphite quarry, Amstall, Mühldorf, Waldviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 22' 38'' North , 15° 18' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.37750,15.30222
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Graphitbruch (inkl. Weinberg), Amstall, Mühldorf, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich, Österreich

Abandoned graphite quarry with pegmatite outcrops.
Several workings extend from the quarry along the ridge towards the E and SE (i.e., towards Trandorf). Some of them have individual names, e.g., Weinberg (workings on Weinberg Mt, 741 m asl), Corundum Ditch, Red Lake, etc. (for "Turquoise ditch" see sublocality "Weinbergwald")
Located west of Mühldorf.

See also the localities Trandorf and Wegscheid which belong to the same graphite mining district.

Mineral List

45 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Silurian - Neoproterozoic
419.2 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3151804
Bohemian Massif (Böhmische Masse)

Age: Neoproterozoic to Silurian (419.2 - 1000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}, Minor{mica schist,phyllite,amphibolite}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3189974
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Paragneiss

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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- MEIXNER, H. (1968): Neue Mineralfunde in den österreichischen Ostalpen XXIII. Carinthia II, 158./78., 96-115 (p. 111, on xenotime).
- Huber, S. & Huber, P. (1977): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 8: Oberösterreich, Niederösterreich und Burgenland. C. Weise Verlag, München, 270 pp.
- Weber, L. (1987): Die geologischen Grundlagen des Grafitbergbaues in Niederösterreich. Pp. 369-387 in: Kusternig, A. (Hrsg.) (1987): Bergbau in Niederösterreich. Studien und Forschungen aus dem niederösterreichischen Institut für Landeskunde, Band 10, Selbstverlag des NÖ Instituts für Landeskunde, Wien, 502 pp.
- Exel, R. (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs
- Blaß, G. & Graf, H.W. (2000): Neufunde von bekannten Fundorten in Österreich - "Vanadin-Muskovit" Amstall. Mineralien-Welt xx (5), xx-xx.
- Goldmann, C. & Löffler, E. (2008): Die Mineralienfundstellen des Graphitbergbaues Amstall, NÖ. MEFOS 19/35, 4-34.
- Ertl, A. & Wagner, A. (2008): Der Graphitbergbau Weinberg bei Amstall - Eine interessante Mineralienfundstelle. MEFOS, 19/35, 36-38.
- Kolitsch, U. (2008): 1548: Metavoltin und Szomolnokit vom ehemaligen Graphitbergbau Amstall, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2008): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVII. Carinthia II, 198./118., 258.
- Pristacz, H., Kolitsch, U. & Löffler, E. (2009): 1596) Felsöbányait vom ehemaligen Graphitbergbau Amstall, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich. Pp. 215-216 in: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVIII. Carinthia II, 199/119, 189-236.
- Kolitsch, U. (2017): 2037) Magnesiocopiapit aus dem ehemaligen Graphitabbau Amstall, Niederösterreich. P. 256 in Walter, F. et al. (2017): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXVI. Carinthia II, 207./127., 217-284.

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