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Power station, Sportgastein, Naßfeld valley, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° North , 13° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Kraftwerksbau (Kraftwerkstollen), Sportgastein, Naßfelder Tal, Gasteiner Tal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich

Minerals (mostly in micromount format) found on temporary big dumps deposited during construction of a new power station (underground storage vessel and water tunnels) in 2006-2007 near Sportgastein.
The dumps were located in several different spots along the toll road and in the vicinity of the 'Valeriehaus', and some were soon removed or covered by earth. Presently (situation in 2011-2012) material is from time to time still removed from two of the remaining dumps, now fairly diminished in size. The dumps at the Valeriehaus have disappeared.

The mineralisation is similar to that of the Gotelindestollen (Kolm-Saigurn-Naßfeld-Überleitungsstollen) - http://www.mindat.org/loc-44367.html - (same area) and of the nearby locality 'Bärenfall dam' (http://www.mindat.org/loc-44598.html).

Notes on the mineral list:
- The aragonite listed in Habel & Habel (2007) with a question mark, and in Schebesta (2007) without a question mark, later turned out to be strontianite (Kolitsch et al., 2008). All other aragonite-like sprays studied so far turned out to be strontianite.
- The friedrichite listed in Habel & Habel (2007) with a question mark later turned out to be krupkaite (Kolitsch et al., 2008).

Mineral List

46 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

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- HABEL, A. & HABEL, M. (2007): Kraftwerksneubau im Gasteinertal - Sportgastein - Naßfeld. Mineralien-Welt 18 (3), 10.
- SCHEBESTA, K. (2007): Mineralfunde auf den Deponien des Kraftwerkbaues im hinteren Gasteinertal (Sportgastein). Mineralog. Arch. Salzb. 12: 257-258.
- Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F. & Blass, G. (2008): Baryt, Bismuthinit, Brannerit, Cobaltit, Coelestin, Glieder der Gadolinitgruppe, Galenit, Krupkait, "inkommensurabel modulierter Krupkait", Prehnit, ein Smektitmineral, Stellerit und Strontianit aus den Deponien des Kraftwerkbaues im hinteren Gasteinertal (Sportgastein), Salzburg. Pp. 250-252 in: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2008): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVII. Carinthia II, 198./118., 223-274.
- Kolitsch, U. (2009): 1589) Aikinit, Bavenit, Gips, Granat, ein Mineral der Kaolinitgruppe, Malachit und Molybdänit aus den Deponien des Kraftwerkbaues im hinteren Gasteinertal (Sportgastein), Salzburg. Pp. 211-212 in: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVIII. Carinthia II, 199/119, 189-236.
- Kolitsch, U. (2010): 1644) Azurit und Cosalit aus den Deponien des Kraftwerkbaues im hinteren Gasteinertal (Sportgastein), Salzburg. P. 231 in Niedermayr et al. (2010): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIX. Carinthia II, 200./120., 199-260.
- Kolitsch, U. & Raade, G. (2011): Uric acid dihydrate: occurrences in Austria and Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 46, 25-29.
- Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1875) Chamosit und Gladit aus den Deponien des Kraftwerkbaues im hinteren Gasteinertal (Sportgastein), Salzburg. P. 112 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.

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- http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/%D6sterreich/Salzburg /St.%20Johann%20im%20Pongau%2C%20Bezirk/Gasteinertal/Bad%20Gastein/B%f6ckstein/Na%DFfeld/Kraftwerkstollen

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