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Schirlgurken, Krumpengraben, Hafning, Trofaiach, Leoben, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 26' 30'' North , 14° 59' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.44194,14.98361
GeoHash:G#: u26tuuw9r
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Schirlgurken, Krumpengraben, Hafning, Trofaiach, Leoben, Steiermark, Österreich

Sulphide mineralisation in quartz-calcite vein, hosted by graphite schist.

A former small iron mine, located 2.3 km NW of Trofaiach at approx. N47.44184 E14.98371, elev. 760 m. The mine was probably worked in the 16th century and earlier since the adit was driven with the use of hammer and pick (Schlegel und Eisen, genestelt) only.

The adit is not accessible any more, it was closed after J. Friml entered the adit.

Lagerstaetten Inventar Nr. 335, gbanr 138.2430.

Mineral List

10 valid minerals.

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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5.333 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3145095
Miocene marl

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{marl}, Minor{sand,gravel}

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]

Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 3184925
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 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]

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Matz, K. (1937): Das Fahlerzvorkommen „Schirlgurken“ im Krumpengraben bei Hafning. Mitt. Naturwiss. Ver. Stmk., 74, 57–59, Graz.
Friedrich, O.M. (1968): Karte der Minerallagerstätten der Steiermark, Landesausstellung 1968.
Ortschronik Gai, Band II, Der Bergbau im Gemeindegebiet.
Weber, L. (1997) Handbuch der Lagerstätten der Erze, Industrieminerale und Energierohstoffe Österreichs. Archiv für Lagerstättenforschung, Band 19.
Schedl, A. et al. (2009): Screening und Risikoabschätzung von Bergbauhalden. GBA Wien.
Friml, J. (2012): Das Fahlerzvorkommen „Schirlgurken" im Krumpengraben bei Hafning. MHVÖ-Aktuell 21, 9-11.

External Links

http://www.landesmuseum.at/pdf_frei_remote/MittNatVerSt_74_0057-0059.pdf (Das Fahlerzvorkommen „Schirlgurken" im Krumpengraben bei Hafning. Von Karl Matz 1937)

http://www.mhvoe.at/pdf/Heft21.pdf (MHVOE Juli 2012 : Das Fahlerzvorkommen „Schirlgurken" im Krumpengraben bei Hafning.)

http://geomap.geolba.ac.at/IRIS/Identify.cfm?x=310&y=208 (IRIS online)

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