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Hochwurten reservoir, Wurten, Weißensee, Spittal an der Drau District, Carinthia, Austriai
Regional Level Types
Hochwurten reservoirReservoir
WurtenValley
WeißenseeMunicipality
Spittal an der Drau DistrictDistrict
CarinthiaState
AustriaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 1' 30'' North , 13° 0' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Hochwurtenspeicher, Wurten, Innerfragant, Goldberggruppe, Hohe Tauern, Kärnten, Österreich


Alpine clefts on the slopes east and west of the reservoir. Gold is found in two different environments on the slopes to the east: (1) in alpine clefts, where it often forms idiomorphic crystals, and (2) in carbonate-bearing quartz veins hosted in metamorphic volcano-sedimentary rocks. More gold occurrences are located north and northeast of the reservoir, but these are genetically different and are dealt with in a separate entry (see: http://www.mindat.org/loc-41807.html). An occurrence of adularia, anatase and rutile (often as sagenite) is located just north of the gold occurrence on the eastern slopes.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Reference: PUTZ, H. & STRASSER, A. (2005): Brannerit von der Ostflanke des Wurtenspeichers in Kärnten (A). Lapis 30 (10), 39.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Natural History Museum Vienna collection
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Dolomite var:
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Natural History Museum Vienna collection
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
'K Feldspar var: '
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Krupkaite ?
Formula: PbCuBi3S6
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: C.Auer (2013)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Natural History Museum Vienna collection
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Natural History Museum Vienna collection
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Rutile var:
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: Natural History Museum Vienna collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Krupkaite ?2.HB.05aPbCuBi3S6
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brannerite4.DH.05UTi2O6
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Sagenite (of Saussure)4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Krupkaite ?3.4.5.2PbCuBi3S6
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1UTi2O6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2
Rutile
var: Sagenite (of Saussure)
-TiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O AnataseTiO2
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O RutileTiO2
O Rutile (var: Sagenite (of Saussure))TiO2
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O BranneriteUTi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
SSulfur
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S PyriteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Rutile (var: Sagenite (of Saussure))TiO2
Ti BranneriteUTi2O6
FeIron
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
BiBismuth
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Bi KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
UUranium
U BranneriteUTi2O6

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Das Wurtental - Kluftmineralisationen und Edelmetallvererzungen. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
PUTZ, H. & STRASSER, A. (2005): Brannerit von der Ostflanke des Wurtenspeichers in Kärnten (A). Lapis 30 (10), 39.

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