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Montanwerke Brixlegg slag locality, Brixlegg - Schwaz area, Inn valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° North , 11° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~23km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Locality type:Slag Locality
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Montanwerke Brixlegg (Schlackenvorkommen), Gebiet Brixlegg - Schwaz, Inntal, Nordtirol, Tirol, Österreich


The area of the Montanwerke Brixlegg, a copper smelter in operation since more than 500 years, contains dumps of old and new slags.
Some were accessible in the late 2000s.

The slags are often very rich in cuprite (sometimes almost monophasic) and copper.


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21 valid minerals.

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- Hlawatsch, K. (1895): Ueber eine neue Kupfer-Antimon-Verbindung aus der k. k. Hütte Brixlegg. Sitzber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, math.-naturwiss. Kl., 104, 275-296.
- Kolitsch, U. (2013): 1799) Anglesit, Brochantit, Calcit, Callaghanit, Connellit, Cuprit, Diopsid, Elyit, Forsterit, Kupfer, Lithargit, Magnesiochromit, Malachit, Monohydrocalcit, Phoenicochroit, Rouait und Willemit in Schlacken der Montanwerke Brixlegg, Tirol. Pp. 111-114 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2013): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXII. Carinthia II, 203./123., 91-146.
- Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1867) Die Phase Sb2CuClO3 aus einer Schlacke der Montanwerke Brixlegg, Tirol. P. 106 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
- Montanwerke Brixlegg AG, Oeggl, K., Schaffer, V. (Hrsg.) (2013): Cuprum Tyrolense – 5550 Jahre Bergbau und Kupferverhüttung in Tirol. Edition Tirol, 447 pp.

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