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Wastlkar, Petereck, Malta valley, Hafner group, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

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Name(s) in local language(s): Wastlkar, Petereck, Maltatal, Hafnergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Kärnten, Österreich
A former Au-mine on the S-slope of the Petereck in the Wastlkar at an elevation of 2500 m on the N-shore of the little lake.
The workings consist of several small open pits located at N47.07457 E13.37695.

Mineral List

23 entries listed. 20 valid minerals.

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Tollmann, A. (1977) Geologie von Österreich , Band 1

Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft (1991) No.1, 1991

Taucher, J. (1998): Parasymplesit, Rutil, Klinochlor. Arsenopyrit und Bismuthinit aus dem Wastlkar, westlich des Hafners, Maltatal, Kärnten. - Carinthia II, Mitt. Naturwiss. Ver. f. Ktn., 188./108.: p234-235

Taucher, J. (1999): Parasymplesit, Rutil, Klinochlor, Dolomit, Arsenopyrit, Quarz und Bismuthinit aus dem Wastlkar, westlich des Hafners, Maltatal Ktn./A. - ANNALEN; Journal of science and art. Jg.1: 78, Graz.

Leute, M. (1999): Mineralogische Neuigkeiten aus Österreich (3). - Mineralien-Welt, Jg. 10, Heft 5: p.26-36.

Guenther, W. Paar, W.H. Hoeck, V. (2000), Schatzkammer Hohe Tauern:
2000 Jahre Goldbergbau.

Guenther, W: Paar, W.H. Gruber, F. (2006) Das Buch vom Tauerngold.

Pichler, A. (2009): Bergbau in Westkärnten. Eine Bestandsaufnahme der noch sichtbaren Merkmale der historischen Bergbaue in Westkärnten. p.90.

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