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Schlarbaum quarry, Klause, Bad Gleichenberg, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 53' 32'' North , 15° 53' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.8923375148, 15.8987399419
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch Schlarbaum, Klause (Gleichenberger Klause), Bad Gleichenberg, Steiermark, Österreich

Abandoned quarry, working Miocene latite.
Known for fine spherical kolbeckite aggregates.

Located north of Bad Gleichenberg.

Mineral List

25 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)

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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- Meixner, H. (1937): Hohle Umhüllungspseudomorphosen von Siderit nach Kalkspat, ein Zeolith (wahrscheinlich Harmotom), Kalkspat und Hyalit aus den Trachyandesiten bei Gleichenberg, Steiermark. In: Meixner, H. (1937): Neue Mineralfunde in den österreichischen Ostalpen VII. Mitteilungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereines für Steiermark, 74, 42-44.
- Alker, A. (1972): Mineralvorkommen des Vulkangebietes von Gleichenberg. Aufschluss, Sonderband 22, 52-55.
- Postl, W. (1981): Kolbeckit, ein seltenes wasserhältiges Scandiumphosphat aus dem Steinbruch in der Klause bei Gleichenberg. Mitteilungsblatt der Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 49, 23-29.

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