Garnet Mine, Lucknergraben, Millstätter Alpe, Radenthein, Gurktaler Alpen, Carinthia, Austria
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 49' 46'' North , 13° 41' 24'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.82944,13.69000|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Granatbergwerk, Lucknergraben, Millstatt, Millstätter Alpe, Radenthein, Gurktaler Alpen, Kärnten, Österreich|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
Garnet was mined here from around 1880 to 1910. A large part of the material was exported to Bohemia, where it was cut and sold as Bohemian Garnet. The Bohemian garnet is typically a pyrope though, whereas the Carinthian garnet is typically an almandine. Several dumps and collapsed adits still remain in the Lucknergraben, a small rift on the southwest slope of the Millstätter Alpe.
3 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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252.17 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)
Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.
Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. 
Maierbrugger, M. (1973): Böhmische Granaten aus Radenthein. Der Karinthin, 68, p.9-14
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995.
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.
Wachtler, M. & Kandutsch, G. (2010) : Kärnten. In : extraLapis, No, 38. Weise Verlag, München, p. 52-60.