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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): 48.3775, 15.3022222222
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


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

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References

- 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.

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