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Modre quarry (Svata quarry; Koschach quarry), Koschach, Malta valley, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 58' 43'' North , 13° 27' 47'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.97861,13.46306
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch Modre (Steinbruch Svata; Koschacher Steinbruch), Koschach, Maltatal, Hohe Tauern, Kärnten, Österreich

Located just south of Koschach.

Mineral List

32 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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Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3130861
Bündner Schiefer (Schistes Lustrés)

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{phyllite}, Minor{serpentinite,quartzite,carbonates, consolidated}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187961
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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- Walter, F. & Ettinger, K. & Taucher, J. (1999): Eine außergewöhnliche Zerrkluftmineralisation aus dem Steinbruch Svata im Maltatal, Kärnten, Österreich. Annalen - Journal of Science and Art, Jg.1, 31-42.

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