Brennkogel north slope, Brennkogel area, Fusch valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||47° 5' 54'' North , 12° 49' 17'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||47.09861,12.82139|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Brennkogel Nordflanke, Brennkogel-Gebiet, Fuschertal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich|
The Brennkogel forms part of the Hohe Tauern main ridge, that geographically separates Salzburg and Carinthia; minerals reported from the southern slopes of the Brennkogel are listed for Carinthia. The Brennkogel massif mainly consists of serpentinites. At the summit and northwest of it, Ca-rich micaschists and phyllites crop out. A swarm of quartz-carbonate veins disseminating the serpentinites below the summit was worked for gold in the past. Mining ended around 1580 because of severe ice cover. The portals of several adits are still visible on the slopes, but they are inaccessible. The mineralization is largely unknown, since only very few specimens have survived.
21 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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66 - 252.17 Ma
|Mesozoic Tectonic assemblages, metamorphic schist belts, melanges|
Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)
Lithology: Tectonic assemblages, metamorphic schist belts, melanges
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.