|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||47° 10' 21'' North , 11° 46' 4'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||47.17251,11.76790|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
|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.
17 valid minerals.
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
|Cambrian - Proterozoic|
485.4 - 2500 Ma
|Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: to Cambrian (485.4 - 2500 Ma)
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.