Altenberg, Pöllan, Paternion, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia, Austria
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 41' 29'' North , 13° 36' 37'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.69133,13.61019|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Altenberg (Kupfergruben), Pöllan, Paternion, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Kärnten, Österreich|
Ancient copper mining area. Sulphide minerals are enriched at the contact of calcite veins with a finely grained, bituminous dolomite.
Located on the NW slope of the Altenberg Mt. near Pöllan, about 2 km south of Paternion.
Not to be confused with the Pöllaner Höhe locality, located 2 km away.
19 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. 
- G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
- Kickmayer, B. (2003): Die Mineralisation der Erzlagerstätte Pöllan bei Paternion. Unpubl. Diploma Thesis, University of Graz, 115 pp.
- Niedermayr, G., Prasnik, H., Brandstätter, F. (2008): Die alten Pb-Zn-Cu-Gruben bei Paternion und ihre Mineralien. Mineralien-Welt 19 (4), 48-61 (in German).