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Alpeiner Scharte, Vals valley, Sill valley (Wipp valley), North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austriai
Regional Level Types
Alpeiner Scharte- not defined -
Vals valleyValley
Sill valley (Wipp valley)Valley
North Tyrol- not defined -
TyrolState
AustriaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° North , 11° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~12km
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Alpeiner Scharte, Valser Tal, Silltal (Wipptal), Nordtirol, Tirol, Österreich


Molybdenite-bearing quartz veins, hosted by gneisses. The deposit was worked for some time during the second world war, but failed to be profitable and therefore, the mine was soon abandoned.

Located near the Alpeiner Scharte, in the upper Vals valley.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: C.Auer (2015)
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: M. Moro collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: ExtraLapis no. 12 (1997): "Zillertal. Das Tal der Gründe und Kristalle", 100 pp.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: ExtraLapis no. 12 (1997): "Zillertal. Das Tal der Gründe und Kristalle", 100 pp.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: ExtraLapis no. 12 (1997): "Zillertal. Das Tal der Gründe und Kristalle", 100 pp.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: M. Moro collection
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols - Vol. 2: Nordtirol, Vorarlberg, und Osttirol. Athesia, Bolzano. 214 pp.
Wroewolfeite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: ExtraLapis no. 12 (1997): "Zillertal. Das Tal der Gründe und Kristalle", 100 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Wroewolfeite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Wroewolfeite31.4.2.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnataseTiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O QuartzSiO2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O HematiteFe2O3
O WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O BrookiteTiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
FeIron
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Pennsylvanian : 307 Ma to 300 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Carboniferous
   Pennsylvanian
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)300 Ma
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)307 Ma

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Mostler, H., Heissel, G., Gasser, G. (1982): Untersuchung von Erzlagerstätten im Innsbrucker Quarzphyllit und auf der Alpeiner Scharte. Arch. f. Lagerst.forsch. Geol. B.-A. 1, 77-83.
Exel, R. (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs. Eigenverlag, Vienna, 447 pp.
Langthaler, K.J., Raith, J.G., Cornell, D.H., Stein, H.J., Melcher, F. (2004) U-Pb and Re-Os dating of vein-type molybdenum mineralization at Alpeiner Scharte, Tyrol (Austria). Mineralogy and Petrology 82, 33-64.

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