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Alte Zeche Mine, Schwazer Eisenstein, Arzberg, Schwaz, Brixlegg - Schwaz area, Inn valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude: 47° North , 11° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~121km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Name(s) in local language(s):Alte Zeche, Schwazer Eisenstein, Arzberg, Schwaz, Brixlegg - Schwaz area, Inn valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

Ancient silver and iron (siderite) mine in the Schwazer Eisenstein Fe deposit. The mine was famous for its rich silver ores for which it was initially worked. Apart from silver and iron, several tons of bismuth were recovered from bismuthian tetrahedrite.

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- Nöh, A. (1951): Bergbau Alte Zeche und Zapfenschuh. Schlern-Schriften 85, 126-135.
- Lapis 19 (7/8): 13-78 (1994)
- Schuster, H., Poeverlein, R., Salomon, J., Hochleitner, R. & Grundmann, G. (2066): Die Alte Zeche mit der Bertagrube und ihren Mineralien. Lapis. 30 (2), 20-29, 50

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