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Gams bei Hieflau, Hieflau, Styria, Austria

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° North , 14° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~2km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Gams bei Hieflau, Hieflau, Steiermark, Österreich

Fluorite in Gutenstein limestone.

Jet was mined at Schönleiten und Haspelgraben from at least 1414 until 1559. Prospection for coal in the mid 1800s and shortly after WW2. Prospection (geophysics at Schönleiten and two trenches at Schönleiten and Haspelgraben, respectively) for jet during the early 1990.

Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary, Gams section (Grachev, 2009). All minerals other than fluorite found in the boundary clay layer (Grachev et al., 2008). The transitional layer is also rich in Ir, As, Zn, Cu, Cr.

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Freh, W. (1956): Alte Gagatbergbaue in den nördlichen Ostalpen. Joanneum, Mineralogisches Mitteilungsblatt, 1/1956, 1-14.
- Götzinger, M. (1985): Mineralisationen in den Gutensteiner Schichten (Anis) in Ostösterreich. Ein Überblick. Archiv f. Lagerst.forsch. Geol. B.-A., 6, 183-192.
- Mauritsch, H.J., Holub, B.B. & Sachsenhofer, R. (1991): Geophysikalische Prospektion auf Gagat in Gams bei Hieflau. VAL-Projekt P97/90, Final report, 22p.
- Kollmann, H.A. & Sachsenhofer, R. (1998): Zur Genese des Gagats von Gams bei Hieflau (Oberkreide, Steiermark). Mitteilungen des Referats für Geologie und Paläontologie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, SH2, 223-238.
- Grachev, A.F. (Ed) (2009): The K/T Boundary of Gams (Eastern Alps, Austria) and the Nature of Terminal Cretaceous Mass Extinction, Publ. GC RAS, Moscow, 199pp., doi:10.2205/2009-GAMSbook (print companion published by the Geological Survey of Austria, Abhandlungen (2009): 63; 199pp.)
- Grachev, A.F., Borisovsky, S.E., Grigor'eva, A.V. (2008): The First Find of Native Rhenium in the Transitional Clay Layer at the Cretaceous/Paleogene Boundaryin the Gams Section (Eastern Alps, Austria). Doklade Earth Sciences: 422(7): 1065-1067

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