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Zinkwand (Neualpe), Obertalbach valley, Schladminger Tauern, Schladming, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 16' 0'' North , 13° 40' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.26667,13.68333
Name(s) in local language(s):Zinkwand (Neualpe), Obertal, Schladminger Tauern, Schladming, Steiermark, Österreich
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Polygene deposit with vein-type Bi-Co-Ni mineralizations near the intersection of fault zones in amphibolites, gneisses and micaschists with sulphide- and arsenide-bearing strata of graphite-bearing quartz phyllites ("Branden"). The deposit was worked from both the Styrian and the Salzburgian side, and the material on the dumps on both sides originates from both provinces as well.

A mining trail leads through one of the adits from Styria to Salzburg.

The mineralization resembles that at the Vetternspitzen (Vetternspitze; Vötternspitze), located about 1 km to the northwest.

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65 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of 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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Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Description: metamorphic

Comments: Ötztal crystalline basement, Schladming crystalline complex; Austroalpine crystalline basement, Upper- (Middle-) Austroalpine

Lithology: Paragneiss

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

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Localities in this Region

  • Styria
    • Schladming
      • Schladminger Tauern

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- Cornu, F. (1908): Pharmakolith von Schladming, in: Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Stuttgart.
- Pribitzer, F. (1956): Die Minerallagerstätte Zinkwand bei Schladming in Steiermark (Österreich). Aufschluss, 7 (3), 59-63.
- Avias, J. & Bernard, A. (1966): Sur l’origine des gites de nickel et de de la région de Zinkwand-Vöttern area (Austriche). Sciences de la Terre 11, 375-383 (in French).
- Fuchs, H. W. (1988): Erzmikroskopische und mineralchemische Untersuchungen der Erzvorkommen Zinkwand-Vöttern in den Niederen Tauern bei Schladming. Archiv für Lagerstättenforschung der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, 9, 33-45.
- A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
- Taucher, J. & Hollerer, C.E. (1994): Phaunouxit und Rauenthalit von der Co-Ni-Lagerstätte Zinkwand-Vöttern, Schladminger Tauern, Steiermark. Matrixx 3, 69-72.
- Leikauf, B., Bojar, H.P. & Postl, W. (2000): 1234. Skorodit und Pharmakosiderit von der Zinkwand (Neualpe) bei Schladming, Steiermark. P. 216 in: Niedermayr, G. et al.: Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XLIX. Carinthia II, 190./110., 181-224.
- Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2008): 1557: Ullmannit von der Zinkwand, Schladminger Tauern, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2008): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVII. Carinthia II, 198/118, 262.
- Unterweissacher, T. F. (2013): Stabile Isotopengeothermometer angewendet an ausgewählten gangförmigen Erzvorkommen der Ostalpen. Dissertation, Montan-Universität Leoben, 124 pp.
- Kolitsch, U. (2013): 1821) Anglesit von der Zinkwand, Schladminger Tauern, Steiermark. P. 131 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2013): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXII. Carinthia II, 203./123., 91-146.
- Buttinger-Kreuzhuber, T. (2014): Optische und chemische Analyse einer Nickelerzparagenese der Zinkwand in den Schladminger Tauern. Bachelor-Arbeit, Universität Wien, 30 S.
- Jakely, D. & Bernhard, F. (2015): Hörnesit, Gips, Calcit und Dolomit auf Löllingit, Zinkwand, Obertal, Schladminger Tauern, Steiermark. Der Steirische Mineralog, 29, 4-5.

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