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Magnesite mine, Tux (Lanersbach; Lannersbach), Tux valley, Zillertal, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 10' 21'' North , 11° 46' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.17251,11.76790
GeoHash:G#: u22k7g3pg
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Magnesitgrube, Tux (Lanersbach; Lannersbach), Tuxer Tal, Zillertal, Nordtirol, Tirol, Österreich

Magnesite deposit in carbonatites intercalating slates, owned by the "Österreichisch-Amerikanische Magnesit AG". At greater depth, rich scheelite mineralizations in graphite-bearing clay schists were discovered, which were mined from 1957 until the deposit was depleted in 1971. In 1976, the magnesite mine was abandoned as well.

Note: The settlement of Lanersbach was renamed Tux in January 2005.

Mineral List

17 valid minerals.

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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201.3 - 252.17 Ma

ID: 3135244

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Marble

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]

Cambrian - Proterozoic
485.4 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3189284
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: to Cambrian (485.4 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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- Angel, F . & Weiß, P. (1953): Die Tuxer Magnesitlagerstätten. Radex-Rundschau, 1953, 335-352.
- MEIXNER, H. (1956): Neue Mineralfunde in den österreichischen Ostalpen XV. Carinthia II, 146./66., 20-31.
- MEIXNER, H. (1958): Neue Mineralfunde in den österreichischen Ostalpen XVI. Carinthia II, 148./68., 91-109.
- MEIXNER, H. (1968): Neue Mineralfunde in den österreichischen Ostalpen XXIII. Carinthia II, 158./78., 96-115.
- R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
- Paar, W.H. (1997): Die Magnesitlagerstätte Tux-Lanersbach im Zillertal. Lapis 22 (9), 27-35.

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