Erzwies area, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||47° 5' 50'' North , 13° 2' 23'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||47.09738,13.03991|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Erzwiesgebiet, Gasteiner Tal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich|
The old gold mining area of Erzwies (literally "ore meadow") reaches from the Bockhartscharte in the south (2450 m asl) for more than 2 km toward the Anger valley (Angertal), where the lower-most adit (2200 m asl) is located.
There are two types of ore mineralisation:
- Quarz/carbonate (ankerite or Mn-bearing magnesite-siderite) veins (NNE trending) in metamorphosed Jurassic limestone and dolostone host gold and various sulphides.
- Older quartz veins (~70, E-W trending; 2200-2440 m asl) hosted by Variscan metagranitoids contain various sulphosalts.
The location is approximate, based on the map in Makovicky et al (2010) and Google Maps, rather than an on-site measurement.
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43 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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66 - 252.17 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary 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. 
252.17 - 541 Ma
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)
Description: undifferentiated metamorphic
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.