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Hopffeldboden, Hopffeld area, Obersulzbach valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 12' 17'' North , 12° 14' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.20483,12.24743
GeoHash:G#: u22sw9qk1
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Hopffeldboden, Hopffeldgebiet, Obersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich

Rockslide material, consisting mainly of aplitic gneisses with small miarolitic cavities hosting some rare minerals.
The best finds in the (at that time) fresh material were made in the 1980s.

NOTE: Milarite and kainosite-(Y) are not reported from the Hopffeldboden. Their occurrence in this area is restricted to the nearby Hopffeldgraben, which is listed as a separate locality.

Mineral List

50 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

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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201.3 - 252.17 Ma

ID: 3135244

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Marble

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]

252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187719
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

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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Schebesta, K. (1982) Hopffeldboden/Obersulzbachtal: die Mineralien der alpinen Klüfte vom Hopffeldboden. Lapis, 7 (1), 9-20; 42.
Schebesta, K. (1986) Neue Mineralien vom Hopffeldboden im Obersulzbachtal. Lapis, 11 (4), 9-18; 42.
Poeverlein, R. (1986) Erzmineralien vom Hopffeldboden. Lapis, 11 (4), 19-20.
Preite, D. (1986) Hopffeldboden (Salzburg, Austria). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 10 (1), 1-11.
Schultz, G. (1986) Ein bemerkenswerter Eigenfund. Japaner Zwilling vom Hopffeldboden, Obersulzbachtal. Lapis, 11 (10), 38.
Zappel, A. (1986) Verwachsungen von Tanteuxenit mit Brookit vom Hopffeldboden. Lapis, 11 (4), 20.
Zappel, A. (1986) Die Aeschynite der Ostalpen. Lapis, 11 (4), 21-23.
Strasser, A. (1989) Die Minerale Salzburgs.
Kolitsch, U. (2011) 1688) „Vaterit“ vom Hopffeldboden, Obersulzbachtal: eine Fehlbestimmung. P. 155-156 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2011) Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LX. Carinthia II, 201./121., 135-186.
Preite, D. (2011) Die Mineralien des Hopffeldbodens im Obersulzbachtal, Pinzgau (I). Mineralien-Welt, 22 (6), 68-78.
Kolitsch, U. (2013) 1800) Chamosit vom Hopffeldboden im Obersulzbachtal, Salzburg. P. 114 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2013) Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXII. Carinthia II, 203./123., 91-146.
Kolitsch, U. (2016) 1973) Dravit, ein Gadolinitgruppen-Mineral, Schörl und Titanit vom Hopffeldboden im Obersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg. Pp. 219-221 in Walter, F. et al. (2016): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXV. Carinthia II, 206./126., 203-250.

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