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Grieswies, Grieswies - Krumlkeeskopf area, Hüttwinkl valley, Rauris valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 5' North , 12° 58' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.08333,12.96667
Other regions containing this locality:Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Austria
The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Name(s) in local language(s):Grieswies, Gebiet Grieswies - Krumlkeeskopf, Hüttwinkltal, Rauriser Tal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich

A shallow slope on the eastern side of Grieswies-Schwarzkopf mountain, adjoined by steep cliffs to the west. These rocks contain numerous clefts, some of which reach very large dimensions. The Grieswies itself is composed of rocksled material, dating back to prehistoric times when a large part of the northeast slope of Hocharn mountain slipped off.

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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187961
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

298.9 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3139002
Tauernfenster, Zentralgneis

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Gneiss

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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- Kolb, J. (1982): Gwindl aus der Rauris. Ein Fundbericht. Lapis 7(3), 9-13.
- Strasser, A. (1989): Die Minerale Salzburgs. Author's own edition.

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