Brennkogel north slope, Brennkogel area, Fusch valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||47° 5' 55'' North , 12° 49' 17'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||47.0986111111, 12.8213888889|
|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 its southern slopes are listed for Carinthia. The Brennkogel massif mainly consists of serpentinites. At the summit and northwest of it, Ca-rich micaschists and phyllites are 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 heavy ice. 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 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 data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.
|Mesozoic66 - 252.17 Ma||Mesozoic Tectonic assemblages, metamorphic schist belts, melanges|
Tectonic assemblages, metamorphic schist belts, melanges
References for regional geology:
Data provided by Macrostrat.org
Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.
- A.Pichler (2009): Bergbau in Westkärnten, Eine Bestandsaufnahme der noch sichtbaren Merkmale der historischen Bergbaue in Westkärnten - Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten, 63. Sonderheft, 1-416.