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Graphite deposit, Hengstberg, Hafnerbach, Mostviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 14' 8'' North , 15° 27' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.23567,15.45634
Name(s) in local language(s):Graphitvorkommen, Hengstberg, Hafnerbach, Mostviertel, Niederösterreich, Österreich

Abandoned mine in small graphite deposit hosted in marble and paragneiss.
Worked in pre-1807 and from 1892-1921 in 6 adits, 2 shafts.
"Probably the most important graphite deposit in the area south of the Danube" (Holzer, 1964).

A small adit on the Southern border of Hengstberg hill is still accessible (situation 2014).
Note: coordinates are those of the hill top.

Located on a ridge south of Hengstberg.

Mineral List

29 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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Pliocene - Miocene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma
Miocene-Pliocene sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: Molasse Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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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- Stütz, A. (1807): Mineralogisches Taschenbuch, enthaltend eine Oryktographie von Unterösterreich zum Gebrauche reisender Mineralogen. Herausgegeben von J. G. Megerle von Mühlfeld, Geistinger's Buchhandlung, Wien, 394 S.
- Suess, F. E. (1905): Das Grundgebirge im Kartenblatte St. Pölten. Jahrbuch der k.k. Geologischen Reichsanstalt, 54, 389-416. [http://www.geologie.ac.at/filestore/download/JB0543_389_A.pdf]
- Tertsch, H. (1907): Graphit im Dunkelsteiner Wald. Tschermaks Mineral. Petrograph. Mitt. 26 (Mitteilungen der Wiener Mineralogischen Gesellschaft), 505-506.
- Becke, F. (1917): Graphit im niederösterreichischen Waldviertel. Tscherm. mineral. petrogr. Mitt. N. F. 34 (Mitt. Wiener Mineral. Ges. 80): 58-64.
- Holzer, H. (1964): Die Flinzgraphitvorkommen im außeralpinen Grundgebirge Ober- und Niederösterreichs. Verh. Geolog. B.-A., 1964, 360-371. [http://www.landesmuseum.at/pdf_frei_remote/VerhGeolBundesanstalt_1964_0360-0371.pdf]
- Wagner, S. (2009): Geochemische Charakteristik sulfidführender Mineralisationen der Böhmischen Masse mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Isotopengeochemie. Magisterarbeit, Universität Wien, 60 S.
- Kolitsch, U., Löffler, E., Schillhammer, H. & Knobloch, G. (2015): 1944) Allophan, Almandin, Apatit, Calcit, Diopsid, dravitischer Turmalin, Felsőbányait, Gips, Halotrichit, Jarosit(?), Klinozoisit, Melanterit, Mikroklin, Natrojarosit, Opal, Prehnit, Rutil, Sillimanit, Skapolith, Titanit, Tremolit, V-haltiger Muskovit(?) und Zirkon vom ehemaligen Graphitbergbau Hengstberg bei Hafnerbach im Mostviertel, Niederösterreich. Pp. 254-257 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2015): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIV. Carinthia II, 205./125., 207-280.

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