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Gaisberg limestone quarry, Molln, Kirchdorf an der Krems, Upper Austria, Austriai
Regional Level Types
Gaisberg limestone quarryQuarry
Molln- not defined -
Kirchdorf an der Krems- not defined -
Upper AustriaState
AustriaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 54' 25'' North , 14° 14' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Leonstein1,751 (2018)1.5km
Molln2,434 (2018)2.4km
Pernzell296 (2018)3.0km
Forstau290 (2018)3.3km
Breitenau486 (2018)4.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Kalksteinbruch Gaisberg, Molln, Kirchdorf an der Krems, Oberösterreich, Österreich


Operated since 1970.

Note: coordinates are those of the small, apparently active quarry next to the operating plant. An old, partly overgrown quarry has the coordinates 47.907747, 14.256224.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: self-collected by Gerhard Brandstetter
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: self-collected by Gerhard Brandstetter
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: self-collected by Gerhard Brandstetter
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: self-collected by Gerhard Brandstetter
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: self-collected by Gerhard Brandstetter
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: self-collected by Gerhard Brandstetter
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: self-collected by Gerhard Brandstetter
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: self-collected by Gerhard Brandstetter

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CelestineSrSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CalciteCaCO3
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3185222
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Rhaetian - Carnian
201.3 - 237 Ma



ID: 2611616

Age: Late Triassic (201.3 - 237 Ma)

Description: marine deposits

Comments: Upper Austroalpine (locally Lower Austroalpine in the Stubai Alps)

Lithology: Limestone, dolostone, marlstone

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Late Triassic
201.3 - 237 Ma



ID: 3148733
Nördliche Kalkalpen

Age: Late Triassic (201.3 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{carbonates, consolidated}, Minor{sandstone,marlstone}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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