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Erzwies area, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

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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.

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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Mesozoic
66 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 3191266
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)

Comments: Alps

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. [154]

Paleozoic
252.17 - 541 Ma



ID: 3131060
Tauernfenster

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{phyllite}, Minor{mica schist,meta-volcanic rock group}

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]

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Austria

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References

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Makovicky, E., Paar, W.H., Putz, H., Zagler, G. (2010) Dantopaite, Ag5Bi13S22, the 6P natural member of the pavonite homologous series, from Erzwies, Austria. Canadian Mineralogist: 48: 467-481.
Unterweissacher, T.F. (2013) Stabile Isotopengeothermometer angewendet an ausgewählten gangförmigen Erzvorkommen der Ostalpen. Dissertation, Montan-Universität Leoben, 124 pp.

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