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Basalt quarry, Weitendorf, Wildon, Graz, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 53' 44'' North , 15° 26' 43'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.89556,15.44528
GeoHash:G#: u26fz3nfm
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Basaltbruch, Weitendorf, Wildon, Graz, Steiermark, Österreich

A quarry in andesitic basalt.
Famous for nice chalcedony, aragonite, and zeolites (e.g., ferrierite).
Located at N46.89545 E15.44513, about 1.5 km west of Weitendorf (west of Wildon and around 17 km south of Graz).

You may also find fossils like Turritella, Athleta and Tibia Dentata at this quarry. Situation 2016: Fossils occur again in a freshly excavated spot, within dense clay.

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26 valid minerals.

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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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0 - 66 Ma

ID: 3185279
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

5.333 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3144553
Miocene marl

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{marl}, Minor{sand,gravel}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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Verhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt (1902).
Sigmund, A. (1923) Neuer Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Basalts von Weitendorf (Steiermark) und der Minerale in seinen Hohlräumen. Mitteilungen des naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins für Steiermark 59, 76- 87.
Sigmund, A. (1923) Neue Mineralfunde in der Steiermark- Mitteilungen des naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins für Steiermark 60, 7-11. [Darin: 73. Phillipsit, Citrin, Manganschwärze und Basaltjaspis im Basalt von Weitendorf.
Der Aufschluss (1972) special edition, 76-79.
Zirkl, E.J. (1973) Ferrierit im Basalt von Weitendorf, Steiermark. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 524-528.
Walter, F. and Postl, W. (1982) Tief-Cristobalit aus dem Basalt von Weitendorf, Steiermark. Mitteilungen der Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 50, 21-24.
Zirkl, E. (1986) Rasterelektronenmikroskopische Aufnahmen von Ferrierit aus dem Basalt von Weitendorf in der Steiermark. Mitteilungen der Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 54, 15-22.
Armbruster, T., Wenger, M., and Kohler, T. (1991) Mischkristalle von Klinoptilolith-Heulandit und Harmotom-Phillipsit aus dem Basalt von Weitendorf, Steiermark. Mitteilungen der Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 59, 13-18.
Offenbacher, H. (1992) Zepterquarz vom Basaltsteinbruch Weitendorf. Der Steirische Mineralog, 5, 13-14.
Postl, W., Taucher, J., and Moser, B. (1996) Neue Mineralfunde im oststeirischen Vulkangebiet. Mitteilungen der Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 60/61, 3-76.
Taucher, J. (1998) 1149: Carbonat-Fluorapatit auf Calcit aus dem Basaltsteinbruch Weitendorf, bei Wildon, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1998) Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XLVII. Carinthia II, 188/108, 257.
Postl, W. and Bernhard, F. (2015) Ein neuerlicher Nachweis von Andradit aus dem Basaltsteinbruch von Weitendorf. Der Steirische Mineralog, 29, 41.

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