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Gigler quarry (Tierpark quarry), Koschach, Malta valley, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 58' 14'' North , 13° 28' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.97083,13.46667
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch Gigler (Giglerbruch; Steinbruch am Tierpark), Koschach, Maltatal, Hohe Tauern, Kärnten, Österreich

Active quarry.
Access is prohibited (situation 2008).

Minerals in alpine clefts.

Mineral List

27 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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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 1380192
Paleozoic plutonic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.

Lithology: Plutonic 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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- Taucher, J. (1999): Xenotim neben Brookit und Anatas aus dem Steinbruch Svata (Koschach I), Maltatal, Kärnten. Annalen - Journal of Science and Art, 1, 79.

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