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Irsa quarry (Pflüglhof quarry), Pflüglhof Inn, Koschach, Malta, Spittal an der Drau District, Carinthia, Austriai
Regional Level Types
Irsa quarry (Pflüglhof quarry)Quarry
Pflüglhof Inn- not defined -
Koschach- not defined -
MaltaMunicipality
Spittal an der Drau DistrictDistrict
CarinthiaState
AustriaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 59' 6'' North , 13° 27' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gries109 (2018)5.2km
Malta629 (2018)5.3km
Hilpersdorf193 (2018)6.5km
Dornbach176 (2018)7.0km
Fischertratten443 (2018)7.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Steinbruch Irsa (Steinbruch Pflüglhof), Gasthaus Pflüglhof, Koschach, Maltatal, Hohe Tauern, Kärnten, Österreich


Active quarry famous for nice micromount minerals.

Nowadays (2014) owned by Modre Co. ("Malta Werk 1").

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: peter neschen collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Celestine var. Barium-rich Celestine
Formula: (Sr,Ba)SO4
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
'Chabazite'
Description: Crystals to 1 cm along the edge. Also in orangeish, corroded aggregates (Uwe Kolitsch analysis).
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Chris Auer photo
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Kolitsch, U. & Gröbner, J. (2008) in: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2008): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVII. Carinthia II, 198./118., 223-274.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Rosenbusch, M. (1986): Ein bemerkenswerter eigenfund. Epidot und Prehnit von Pflüglhof im Maltatal. LAPIS 11 (10), 38
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Chris Auer photo
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: cubes, octahedrons, dodecahedrons, tetrakishexahedrons and combinations thereof
Colour: different colours
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Brandstätter, F., Niedermayr, G., Schabereiter, H., Walter, F. (2014): 1847) Hemimorphit aus dem Steinbruch „Irsa“ im Maltatal. Pp. 81-82 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Brandstätter, F., Niedermayr, G., Schabereiter, H., Walter, F. (2014): 1847) Hemimorphit aus dem Steinbruch „Irsa“ im Maltatal. Pp. 81-82 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
'Heulandite'
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
'Hornblende'
Reference: peter neschen collection
'K Feldspar'
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
'K Feldspar var. Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: peter neschen collection
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995 /Rosenbusch, M. (1986): Ein bemerkenswerter eigenfund. Epidot und Prehnit von Pflüglhof im Maltatal. LAPIS 11 (10), 38
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: crystals to 15 cm
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Quartz var. Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Description: crystals to 15 cm
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Description: crystals to 2 cm
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
'Stilbite subgroup'
Formula: M6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Reference: G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: peter neschen collection
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Kolitsch, U. & Gröbner, J. (2008); Brandstätter, F., Niedermayr, G., Schabereiter, H., Walter, F. (2014): 1847) Hemimorphit aus dem Steinbruch „Irsa“ im Maltatal. Pp. 81-82 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var. Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
var. Barium-rich Celestine7.AD.35(Sr,Ba)SO4
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var. Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Stilbite subgroup'-M6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Celestine
var. Barium-rich Celestine
-(Sr,Ba)SO4
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var. Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Quartz
var. Rock Crystal
-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-M6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H Stilbite subgroupM6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Quartz var. Rock CrystalSiO2
O K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
O CalciteCaCO3
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O Stilbite subgroupM6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Celestine var. Barium-rich Celestine(Sr,Ba)SO4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O AnataseTiO2
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O CelestineSrSO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al Stilbite subgroupM6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz var. Rock CrystalSiO2
Si K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si Stilbite subgroupM6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S Celestine var. Barium-rich Celestine(Sr,Ba)SO4
S GalenaPbS
S CelestineSrSO4
KPotassium
K K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SrStrontium
Sr Celestine var. Barium-rich Celestine(Sr,Ba)SO4
Sr CelestineSrSO4
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba Celestine var. Barium-rich Celestine(Sr,Ba)SO4
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Niedermayr,G & Praetzel, I. (1995): Mineralien Kärntens.
Rosenbusch, M. (1986): Ein bemerkenswerter Eigenfund. Epidot und Prehnit von Pflüglhof im Maltatal. Lapis 11 (10), 38.
Kolitsch, U. & Gröbner, J. (2008): 1525: Wulfenit vom Steinbruch Pflüglhof im Maltatal, Kärnten. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2008): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVII. Carinthia II, 198/118, 234.
Brandstätter, F., Niedermayr, G., Schabereiter, H., Walter, F. (2014): 1847) Hemimorphit aus dem Steinbruch „Irsa“ im Maltatal. Pp. 81-82 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.

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