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Copper mine, Großfragant, Innerfragant, Goldberg group, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

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Name(s) in local language(s):Kupferbergbau, Großfragant, Innerfragant, Goldberggruppe, Hohe Tauern, Kärnten, Österreich

Ancient copper and silver mining area at an altitude of 1735-2200 m. The first records of mining activities date back to the 16th century. However, copper was mined here probably much earlier. After the First World War, the workings were abandoned.
Located in the eastern Goldberg group.

Rochata (1878) names:
- Josefi deposit (Fundgrube=Josefistollen, Hl.Dreifaltigkeitsstollen, Hl.Geiststollen, Frauenstollen, Vorsehungsstollen, Zubaustollen, Franz Mulli Stollen=Schurfbau)
- Salvator deposit (Oberer and Unterer Striedenstollen, Mildeste Herz Jesu Stollen, Litzelhoferstollen, Johannesstollen, Franziscistollen, Salvatorstollen, Christi Himmelfahrt Stollen, Frauenstollen=Tieflauf, Wiesenstollen
- Saden deposit (Oberer and Unterer Sadenstollen)
- Hangend deposit (Marcherisch Stollen, Hangendstollen)

Pichler (2009) gives a detailed description of this locality.

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27 valid minerals.

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- SCHEUCHENSTUEL, C. (1829): Über den vormaligen Bergbau im Möllthale Oberkärntens. Carinthia, 19, 69–76.
- Rochata, C. (1878): Die alten Bergbaue auf Edelmetalle in Oberkärnten. - Jb.d.K.k. Geol. R.A., 28. , Wien, p.213-368.
- Sterner-Rainer, L. (1898): Der Grossfraganter Kupferbergbau in Kärnten. Wien–Villach, xx pp.
- Canaval, R. (1900): Mineralogische Mittheilungen aus Kärnten II. - Bleiglanzvorkommen in Groß-Fragant. Carinthia, II, 90./10., 24.
- Dölter, C. (1915): Über die Genesis einiger ungarischer und österreichischer Kupferlagerstätten. Mitteilungen der Geologischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 8, 134-138. []
- Prey, S. (1961): Der ehemalige Großfraganter Kupfer- und Schwefelkiesbergbau. Mitt. Geol. Ges. 54, 163-200.
- H. Meixner: Der Karinthin 74: 226-231 (1976)
- H. J. Köstler: Die Kärntner Landsmannschaft 4: 4-9 (1993)
- R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs, Vienna (1993)
- G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
- G. Niedermayr, F. Brandstätter, F. Hammer: Carinthia II 186./106., 133-135 (1996)
- M. Leute: Mineralienwelt 8(2):29 (1997)
- G. Niedermayr, F. Brandstätter: Carinthia II 188./108.: 241 (1998)
- M. Leute: Mineralienwelt 10(5): 26-31 (1999)
- J. Mörtl: Carinthia II 192./112.: 328-329 (2002)
- Pichler, A. (2009): Bergbau in Westkärnten, Eine Bestandsaufnahme der noch sichtbaren Merkmale der historischen Bergbaue in Westkärnten. Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten, Sonderheft 63, 1-416.

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