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Putzkammer Alp, Rinder valley (Gafluna valley), Verwall Alps (Verwall Group), Montafon, Vorarlberg, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 3' 46'' North , 10° 4' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.06288, 10.07845
Name(s) in local language(s):Putzkammeralpe, Rindertal (Gaflunatal), Verwallgruppe, Montafon, Vorarlberg, Österreich

Trial prospect on copper sulphides (age unknown). Later, in the 19th century or earlier, also exploited for magnetite. Two calc-silicate lenses contain locally enriched sulphides (chalcopyrite, sphalerite, pyrite). There is no evidence of contact-metamorphism (Kolitsch & Brandstätter, 2012). The occurrence of cassiterite in the calc-silicates is noteworthy, and can be presently not explained from a geochemical-genetic point of view (Kolitsch & Brandstätter, 2012).

Prospects, dumps and outcrops at about 1700-1750 asl.

Note: Lat/Long is given for the lower lens.

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- BRANDSTÄTTER, F. & G. NIEDERMAYR (1996): 1023. Ajoit, Cosalit und andere Mineralien aus dem Gaflunatal im Montafon, Vorarlberg. P. 138 in NIEDERMAYR, G., H.-P. BOJAR, F. BRANDSTÄTTER, V. M. F. HAMMER, B. MOSER, W. POSTL, & J. TAUCHER (1996): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XLV. Carinthia II, 186./106.: 111-151. [locality described as "Gaflunatal"]
- KRAUSE, R., OEGGL, K. & PERNICKA, E. (2004): Eine befestigte Burgsiedlung der Bronzezeit im Montafon, Vorarlberg. Interdisziplinäre Siedlungsforschungen und Montanarchäologie in Bartholomäberg und in Silbertal. Archäologie Österreichs 15/1, 4-21.
- Kolitsch, U. (2009): 1578) Hawleyit, Hemimorphit, Hydrozinkit, Posnjakit und Sphalerit von der Putzkammeralpe im Rindertal (Gaflunatal), Montafon, Vorarlberg. Pp. 202-203 in: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVIII. Carinthia II, 199./119., 189-236.
- Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2011): 1685) Aurichalcit, Brochantit, Calcit, Covellin, Gips, Magnetit, Montetrisait, Redgillit und Smithsonit von der Putzkammeralpe im Rindertal (Gaflunatal), Montafon. Pp. 152-153 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2011): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LX. Carinthia II, 201./121., 135-186.
- Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2012): 1739) Andradit, Kassiterit, Epidot, Ferro-Aktinolith, Hedenbergit und Woodruffit von der Putzkammeralpe im Rindertal (Gaflunatal), Montafon, Vorarlberg. Pp. 143-147 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2012): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXI. Carinthia II, 202./122., 123-180.
- Kolitsch, U. (2013): 1796) Anglesit, Bismuthinit, Cerussit(?), Diopsid, Galenit, Galenobismutit, Jarosit, Kalifeldspat, Linarit, Pyrit (Co-haltig), Pyrrhotin, Scheelit, Tetraedrit, Vesuvian(?), gediegen Wismut und Zirkon von der Putzkammeralpe im Rindertal (Gaflunatal) im Montafon, Vorarlberg. Pp. 108-110 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2013): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXI. Carinthia II, 203./123., 91-146.

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