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Weißwasser, Reichraminger Hintergebirge, Kirchdorf an der Krems, Upper Austria, Austria

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Name(s) in local language(s):Weißwasser, Reichraminger Hintergebirge, Kirchdorf an der Krems, Oberösterreich, Österreich
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° North , 14° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~31km
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Uraniferous bauxite deposits, worked until 1964 with a production of 20,000 tons per year. Total production was about 260,000 tons. Individual mines are located NW and W of Weißwasser, about 15 km ENE of Windischgarsten.

The karst bauxite of the Unterlaussa mining area can be regarded as an Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) paleosol which was formed in-situ by tropical to subtropical weathering of a precursor sediment on karstified dolostone (Hampl, 2018).
The karst bauxite of Unterlaussa was partly resilificated, deferrificated (bleached) and pyritized. Both of the latter processes are attributed to microbial activity. Moreover a presumably microbially mediated uranium mineralisation and a massive aluminium-hydroxide bound chromium mineralisation have been identified (Hampl, 2018).

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'Bauxite'
'commodity:Bauxite (Aluminium)'
Formula: Al
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Diaspore ?
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Metazeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Böhmite'4.FE.15AlO(OH)
'Diaspore' ?4.FD.10AlO(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Metatyuyamunite'4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Metazeunerite'8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bauxite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Böhmite6.1.2.1AlO(OH)
Diaspore ?6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Metazeunerite40.2a.14.2Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bauxite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BöhmiteAlO(OH)
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
H MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
OOxygen
O BöhmiteAlO(OH)
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O RutileTiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
AlAluminium
Al BöhmiteAlO(OH)
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
CaCalcium
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
UUranium
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
U MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

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Ruttner, A. (1954): Gefügestudien im Bereich des Bauxitbergbaues Unterlaussa (südliche Weyerer Bögen). Tschermaks mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, 4, 145-158.
Ruttner, A. & Woletz, G. (1955): Die Gosau von Weißwasser bei Unterlaussa. Tektonische und mineralogische Untersuchungen. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft, 48, 221-256 (R. v. Klebelsberg-Festschrift der Geologischen Gesellschaft in Wien). [free online: http://www.uibk.ac.at/downloads/oegg/Band_48_221_256.pdf]
Exel, R (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs.
Hampl, F.J. (2018): The karst bauxite of the Unterlaussa mining area (Upper Austria). Pangeo 2018 [https://opac.geologie.ac.at/wwwopacx/wwwopac.ashx?command=getcontent&server=images&value=BR0128_042.pdf]

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