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Silver Mines, Gamseck area (Gamskogel), Habach valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austriai
Regional Level Types
Silver MinesGroup of Mines
Gamseck area (Gamskogel)Area
Habach valleyValley
Hohe Tauern- not defined -
SalzburgState
AustriaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 13' 28'' North , 12° 18' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Mines
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sulzau358 (2018)3.7km
Neukirchen am Großvenediger1,400 (2018)4.0km
Weyer136 (2018)4.7km
Bramberg am Wildkogel2,096 (2018)5.4km
Wenns191 (2018)5.4km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Silbergruben, Gamseck (Gamskogel), Habachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Österreich


According to old reports, there was a number of ancient silver mines on Gamseck mountain, working sulphide mineralizations in quartz veins hosted by schists. The main ore was argentiferous galena. No visible relicts of these mines have remained.
The coordinates mark the Gamskogel.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

SSulfur
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S GalenaPbS
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AgSilver
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
SbAntimony
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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H. Leitmeier: "Die Mineralien des Habachtales", TMPM 44:219-229 (1933)
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)

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