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Austria

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Area:83,855 km2
Locality type:Country
Name(s) in local language(s):Österreich


NOTE:
Mineral collecting in the Central Eastern Alps ("Nationalpark Hohe Tauern", covering areas within Salzburg, Tyrol, and Carinthia) is restricted by law since 2003: collection is generally forbidden in a central zone (except for scientific studies), and allowed under certain conditions within a border zone. The limits of these zones are given here: http://www.paragleiter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/npht_zonierung.pdf (see also http://www.hohetauern.at/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=478&Itemid=48 and https://portal.tirol.gv.at/weboffice/npht/synserver?project=npht).

Commodity List

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Mineral List

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1061 valid minerals. 51 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Zepharovich, V. R. v. (1859) Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Kaiserthum Österreich. I. Band. Verlag W. Braumüller, Wien, 630 pp.
Zepharovich, V. R. v. (1873) Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Kaiserthum Österreich. II. Band, 1858-1872. Verlag W. Braumüller, Wien, 436 pp.
Zepharovich, V. R. v. (1893) Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Kaiserthum Österreich. III. Band, 1858-1872. Verlag Tempsky, Wien, 479 pp.
A. Hanisch & H. Schmid (1901) Österreichs Steinbrüche. Verzeichnis der Steinbrüche, welche Quader, Stufen, Pflastersteine, Schleif- und Mühlsteine oder Dachplatten liefern. Wien, xx pp.
Gramaccioli, C.M. (1978) Die Mineralien der Alpen. 2 volumes, Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart, 560 pp. (in German)
Schulz, O. (1986) Die ostalpinen Lagerstätten mineralischer Rohstoffe in der Sicht neuer Forschungsergebnisse. Archiv für Lagerstättenforschung der Geol. B.-A., 7, 257-287.
Exel, R. (1993) Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs. Eigenverlag des Autors, Wien, 447 pp. [Review: http://www.landesmuseum.at/pdf_frei_remote/CAR_185_105_0394-0399.pdf]
Wittern, A. (1994) Taschenbuch der Mineralien-Fundstellen Mitteleuropas: Österreich. Bode Verlag, Haltern, 228 pp.
Weber, L., Ed. (1997) Handbuch der Lagerstätten der Erze, Industrieminerale und Energierohstoffe Österreichs: Erläuterungen zur metallogenetischen Karte von Österreich 1:500.000 unter Einbeziehung der Industrieminerale und Energierohstoffe. Archiv f. Lagerstättenforschung 19, 607 pp. [http://www.landesmuseum.at/pdf_frei_remote/ArchivLagerst-GBA_19_0001-0607.pdf]
Hofmann, T. and Schönlaub, H.P. (Hg.) (2007) Geo-Atlas Österreich. Böhlau, Wien, 111 S.
Maier, A. et al. (2008) Der österreichische Bergbau im Jahr 2007. BHM 153, 302-308.
Schuster, R. and Stüwe, K. (2010) Die Geologie der Alpen im Zeitraffer. Mitt. Naturwiss. Vereines Steiermark 140, 5-21. [http://nawiverein.uni-graz.at/downloads/schuster_stuwe10.pdf]
Schuster, R., Kurz, W., Krenn, K., and Fritz, H. (2013) Introduction to the Geology of the Eastern Alps. Berichte Geol. B.-A., 99, 11th Workshop on Alpine Geological Studies & 7th IFAA, 121-133. [http://opac.geologie.ac.at/wwwopacx/wwwopac.ashx?command=getcontent&server=images&value=BR0099_121_A.pdf]
Schuster, R., Daurer, A., Krenmayr, H.G., Linner, M., Mandl, G.W., Pestal, G., and Reitner, J.M. (2013) Rocky Austria. Geologie von Österreich - kurz und bunt. 3., vollständig überarbeitete, aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage, Geologische Bundesanstalt, Wien, 80 pp. (in German).
Schuster, R., Daurer, A., Krenmayr, H.G., Linner, M., Mandl, G.W., Pestal, G., and Reitner, J.M. (2014): Rocky Austria. The Geology of Austria – brief and colourful. 2nd, completely revised, updated and enlarged edition. Geologische Bundesanstalt, Wien, 80 pp.
Neubauer, F. (2014) The structure of the Eastern Alps: From Eduard Suess to present-day knowledge. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences 107, 83-93.
Prochaska, W. (2016) Genetic concepts on the formation of the Austrian magnesite and siderite mineralizations in the Eastern Alps of Austria. Geologia Croatica 69, 31-38.
Journal Carinthia II (each year, new finds from all Austrian provinces are published within a comprehensive, multi-author paper; http://www.naturwissenschaft-ktn.at/ and http://www.biologiezentrum.at/biophp/de/carinthia.php - free download 2 years after publication: http://www.landesmuseum.at/datenbanken/digilit/?serienr=2853)
Note: References for individual provinces in Austria are listed in the locality files of these provinces.

External Links

http://www.geologie.ac.at [Geologische Bundes-Anstalt]
http://www.geoland.at/ [Austrian geodata]
http://geomap.geolba.ac.at/IRIS/einstieg.html [Interaktives RohstoffInformationsSystem - Metallogenetische Karte von Österreich]
http://www.bmwfw.gv.at/EnergieUndBergbau/Montanhandbuch/Documents/MHB%202015.pdf [yearly information on mining in Austria]
http://www.austrianmap.at/ [Online map, very helpful for searching locality names]
http://mapire.eu/en/ (Historical Maps of the Habsburg Empire)
http://alpenkarte.eu/ [search for Alpine mountains on topographic map]
http://www.sagen.at/doku/bergbau/bergbau.html
http://www.schaubergwerke.at/ [list of tourist mines]
http://www.mhvoe.at/index.php?page=bergwerke [list of tourist mines]
http://www.hauptstelle.at/schaubergwerke.php [list of tourist mines]
http://www.austria.info/de/oesterreich-aktiv/hoehlen-und-schaubergwerke-1276187.html [list of tourist mines]
http://www.bmwfj.gv.at/EnergieUndBergbau/PublikationenBergbau/Documents/Schaubergwerkfolder.pdf [tourist mines (folder)]
http://www.oeaw.ac.at/rohstoff/post02.pdf
http://www.landesmuseum.at/biophp/ [List of various Austrian geology/biology journals, most of them with free download of PDFs of scanned articles]
http://www.landesmuseum.at/datenbanken/digilit/?serienr=2853 [free download of Carinthia papers (mineralogical papers)]
http://www.geol-ges.at/publikationen.html [Free PDFs of the 'Mitteilungen der Geologischen Gesellschaft in Wien' (later 'Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft')]
http://www.austria-lexikon.at
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Meteoriten_%C3%96sterreichs [list of Austrian meteorites]

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Bezirke_und_Statutarst%C3%A4dte_in_%C3%96sterreich

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