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Seekar, Obertauern, Radstädter Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

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Seekar, Obertauern, Radstädter Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
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Seekar, Obertauern, Radstädter Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° North , 13° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~81km
Name(s) in local language(s):Seekar, Obertauern, Radstädter Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Ancient mining area, located about 4 km ENE of Obertauern. Pb-Cu mineralizations (quartz-siderite veins with chalcopyrite and Ag-bearing fahlore) in quarzites and phyllites of the Radstadt series and gneisses of the Schladming series.
Mining activity first mentioned in 1515, thereafter intermittently working. Finally abandoned in 1924.

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17 valid minerals.

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- Redlich K. A. (1911): Der Kupfererzbergbau Seekaar in den Radstädter Tauern (Salzburg). Zeitschrift für praktische Geologie, 19, 350-xx.
- HADITSCH, J.G. (1964): Die Cu-Ag-Lagerstätte Seekar (Salzburg). Arch. f. Lagerst.forsch. i. d. Ostalpen, 2, 76-120.
- Mutschlechner, G. (1967): Über den Bergbau im Lungau. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Salzburger Landeskunde 107, 129-168.
- A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs, 1989
- Feitzinger, G., Ibetsberger, H. & Vetters, W. (2003): Bergbau und Rohstoffe im Land Salzburg. Begleitheft zu "Die Woche des Offenen Bergbaus 27. 6 - 4. 7. 2003), Verein Schätze aus Salzburgs Boden & Aktion Salzburger Kulturgüter, Salzburg, 49 S.
- Kolitsch, U., Niedermayr, G. & Poeverlein, R. (2010): 1648) Brochantit und Gips vom Bergbau Seekar, Radstädter Tauern, Salzburg. P. 235 in Niedermayr et al. (2010): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIX. Carinthia II, 200./120., 199-260.

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