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Monteneve Mine (Schneeberg Mine), Passiria Valley (Passeier Valley), Bolzano Province (South Tyrol), Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 53' 46'' North , 11° 10' 46'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.89626,11.17951
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Schneeberg (St. Martin am Schneeberg), Val Passiria, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italia

Old Pb-Zn mines first started in the 13th century. The ore deposits are located at an altitude of 2000-2500 m asl. The last mine closed in 1985; it is now a tourist mine.
A total of 400-450 adits existed here.
Some names: Bockleiten mine, Karl adit (Karlstollen), St. Martin adit (St.-Martin-Stollen), St. Peter adit (St.-Peter-Stollen).

Metamorphosed pre-variscan synsedimentary sulphide horizons (no veins).

Mineral List

71 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 1382151
Paleozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.

Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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Clar, E. (1931): Zentralbl. Mineral. Geol. Pal. 105-124.

Brigo, L. (1965): Il giacimento a Pb e Zn di S. Martino di Monteneve in Alto Adige. Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia, 21, 344-346.

Förster, H. G. (1966): N. Jb. Miner. Abh. 105, 262-291.

Frizzo, P. et al. (1982): Mineral. Deposita 17, 333-347.

Folie K. (Ed.) (1984): I minerali del Trentino e dell'Alto Adige. Tappainer, Merano, 192 pp.

Folie K. (1987): Silber, Kupfer, Blei.... Bergbaugeschichte und Mineralien in Sudtirol. Tappainer, Bolzano, 103pp.

Klix, V.: Lagerungsverband und tektonische Prägung der Blei-Zinklagerstätte Schneeberg / Monte Neve in Südtirol / Alto Adige / N-Italien, Diss. FU Berlin, 1974

Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.

MUTSCHLECHNER, G. (1988): Beiträge zum Erzbergbau Schneeberg. Veröffentl. d. Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum 68, 31-74.

Tasser, R. (1994): Das Bergwerk am Südtiroler Schneeberg. Bozen, Italien, 228 pp. (in German).

Tasser, R. (1996): La miniera di Monteneve in Sudtirolo. Bolzano/Vipiteno, xx pp. (in Italian)

Mair et al. (2007): Mitt. Öster. Mineralog. Ges. 153, 145-180.

Claus-Stephan Holdermann (2011): Montanarchäologie am Südtiroler Schneeberg - Grundlagenforschungen zur mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Bergbaugeschichte Südtirols. Wissenschaftliches Jahrbuch der Tiroler Landesmuseen 4, 59-71. [ or]

Daniel Ungerank, Peter Tropper (2014): Montanhistorischer Streifzug über das Bergbaurevier Pflerschtal. Geo.Alp, 11, 103-114. [also on Schneeberg-Ridnaun]

Gasteiger, P.: Mineralogie und Petrologie der Pb-Zn Lagerstätte Schneeberg im Bereich des Poschhausstollens. Master Thesis, University of Innsbruck [currently underway -]

Volgger, A.: Geochemische und mineralchemische Untersuchungen an Erzen und Alterationszonen der Pb-Zn-Cu Lagerstätte Schneeberg im Bereich des Poschhausstollens. Master Thesis, University of Innsbruck [currently underway -]

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