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Lafatsch valley (Hinterau valley), Karwendel Mts, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° North , 11° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~6km
Locality type:Valley
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Lafatscher Tal (Hinterautal), Karwendelgebirge, Nordtirol, Tirol, Österreich


Sedimentary Pb-Zn deposit in Triassic limestones of the Wetterstein formation. The mineralizations extend over a distance of about 7.5 km, from the Kasten Alp in the west to the Vomper Loch (Vomperloch) in the east. The deposit was intermittently worked in the past by several mines east of the Kasten Alp, south of the Halleranger Alp and in the upper Vomper Loch. From 1951 to 1954, an exploration adit (Stefanie adit) was driven from the Kasten Alp to the southwest. The reserves are estimated to 4 million tons of ores, with lead and zinc contents of 1.5 wt-% and 8 wt-%, respectively.

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The Alps, Europe

Mountain Range - 2,204 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Ammonite'
'Ammonite var: Ammolite'
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
'Calamine'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Loseyite ?
Formula: (Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
Reference: King, V., 2006, Loseyite ..., Mineral News, v. 23 (2), p. 1,3-4; R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
'Lumachelle'
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Sphalerite var: Schalenblende
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Greenockite'2.CB.45CdS
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Schalenblende2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Hydrozincite'5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Loseyite' ?5.BA.30(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Descloizite'8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Hemimorphite'9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ammonite'-
'var: Ammolite'-
'Calamine'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Lumachelle'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Loseyite ?16a.5.3.1(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ammonite'-
'var: Ammolite'-
'Calamine'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Lumachelle'-
Sphalerite
var: Schalenblende
-ZnS

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
O QuartzSiO2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GreenockiteCdS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S SulphurS8
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
MnManganese
Mn Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- SCHULZ, O. (1981): Die Pb-Zn-Erzlagerstätte Lafatsch – Vomperloch (Karwendelgebirge, Tirol). Veröffentl. d. Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum 61: 55-104.
- Cerny, I. (1989): Die karbonatgebundenen Blei-Zink-Lagerstätten des alpinen und außeralpinen Mesozoikums. Die Bedeutung ihrer Geologie, Stratigraphie und Faziesgebundenheit für Prospektion und Bewertung. Arch. Lagerst.forsch. Geol. B.-A., 11, 5-125.
- R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)

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