Knappenwand, Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||47° 13' 21'' North , 12° 16' 41'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||47.22250,12.27806|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Knappenwand, Knappenwandgebiet, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich|
Clefts in epidote-amphibolites of the so-called Knappenwandmulde series. The well known mineralization with outstanding epidote crystals is restricted to places where these clefts intersect with an aplite vein. The locality owes its discovery in 1865 to prospection works in search of copper ores, which occur at several places both at the Knappenwand and in its vicinity. Rarely, fine bornite crystals occur in association with epidote. The deposit was intermittently worked for epidote until 1956. Later, specimens were recovered during a scientific project guided by staff from the National History Museum of Vienna.
Presently (2007), the site is leased by the Zukunftkollegium Neukirchen and mined for specimens.
26 valid minerals.
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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66 - 252.17 Ma
|Mesozoic Tectonic assemblages, metamorphic schist belts, melanges|
Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)
Lithology: Tectonic assemblages, metamorphic schist belts, melanges
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.