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Samer, Kothgraben (Kotgraben), Kleinfeistritz, Stubalpe, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 4' 57'' North , 14° 51' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.08250,14.85222
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Samer, Kothgraben (Kotgraben), Kleinfeistritz, Stubalpe, Steiermark, Österreich

Small, ancient mine with several adits, working arsenopyrite-bearing veins.

Mineral List

49 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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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 1382151
Paleozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.

Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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- Haditsch, J. G. (1963): Bemerkungen zur Arsenkies-Gold-Vererzung im oberen Lavanttal. Karinthin 48, 6-16.
- Haditsch, J.G. (1964): Der Arsenkiesgang im oberen Kotgraben (Stubalpe). Mitteilungsblatt, Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Heft 1, 1-14.
- Postl, W. (1977): Die Sekundärmineralparagenese vom Arsenkiesgang im Kothgraben, Stubalpe (Steiermark). Mitteilungsblatt, Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 45, 34-37.
- PLETICHA, H. (1986): Geochemische und geophysikalische Untersuchungen im Bereich der früheren Lagerstätte beim "Samer" im oberen Kothgraben, Stubalpe/Stmk. Unveröff. Dipl. Arbeit, Montanuniv. Leoben, 119 S.
- Exel, R. (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs.
- Taucher, J. & Postl, W. (1995): 997: Chalkanthit vom alten Bergbau beim "Samer" im Kothgraben, Kleinfeistritz, Stubalpe, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1995): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XIVL. Carinthia II, 185/105, 163.
- Auer, Ch. & Postl, W. (2016): Mineralogische Notizen sowie Neubeschreibungen von Allophan, Arseniosiderit, Barium-Pharmakosiderit, Chalkophyllit, Covellin, Erythrin, Parnauit, Pharmakosiderit, Siderit und Symplesit/Parasymplesit vom alten Arsenbergbau Samer im Kothgraben bei Kleinfeistritz (Stubalpe, Steiermark). In: Der Steirische Mineralog, vol.31, p.8-16.

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