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Magnesite mine, Weißenstein, Hochfilzen, Kitzbühel Alps, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austriai
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Magnesite mineMine
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Hochfilzen- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° North , 12° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~5km
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Name(s) in local language(s):
Magnesitbergwerk, Weißenstein, Hochfilzen, Kitzbüheler Alpen, Nordtirol, Tirol, Österreich


Intermittently worked magnesite mine/quarry (currently only in summer), at an altitude of 1430-1700 m; started in 1972. The ore consists of either magnesite or dolomite.
Located south of Hochfilzen.

An adjacent quarry on the opposite moutain slope ("Am Bürgl", "Bürglkopf") belongs to the same deposit; it was started in 1957(?) and abandoned around 1972.

Owned by Veitsch Radex GmbH & Co.

Note on the published mineral photos: The "magnesite with yellow dolomite crust" shown on p. 15 of Hajek et al. (2011) is in fact an Fe-bearing dolomite with a thin epitaxial coating of Fe-rich dolomite (U. Kolitsch, SXRD-analysis).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
'Asbestos'
Reference: Meixner (1971)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Meixner (1971)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1866) Boulangerit, intermediäre Cerussit-Strontianit-Mischkristalle und Posnjakit vom Magnesitbergbau Weißenstein bei Hochfilzen, Tirol. Pp. 105-106 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/%D6sterreich/Tirol/Kitzb%FCheler%20Alpen/Hochfilzen/Tagebau%20Wei%DFenstein
'Cerussite-Strontianite Series'
Reference: Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1866) Boulangerit, intermediäre Cerussit-Strontianit-Mischkristalle und Posnjakit vom Magnesitbergbau Weißenstein bei Hochfilzen, Tirol. Pp. 105-106 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.; http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/%D6sterreich/Tirol/Kitzb%FCheler%20Alpen/Hochfilzen/Tagebau%20Wei%DFenstein
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Meixner (1971)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/%D6sterreich/Tirol/Kitzb%FCheler%20Alpen/Hochfilzen/Tagebau%20Wei%DFenstein
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
'Manganomelane'
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/%D6sterreich/Tirol/Kitzb%FCheler%20Alpen/Hochfilzen/Tagebau%20Wei%DFenstein
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Reference: Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1866) Boulangerit, intermediäre Cerussit-Strontianit-Mischkristalle und Posnjakit vom Magnesitbergbau Weißenstein bei Hochfilzen, Tirol. Pp. 105-106 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.; http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/%D6sterreich/Tirol/Kitzb%FCheler%20Alpen/Hochfilzen/Tagebau%20Wei%DFenstein; Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1866) Boulangerit, intermediäre Cerussit-Strontianit-Mischkristalle und Posnjakit vom Magnesitbergbau Weißenstein bei Hochfilzen, Tirol. Pp. 105-106 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Siderite var: Pistomesite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)CO3
Reference: R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Hajek, W., Bogner, M. & Hepp, M. (2011): Neufunde am Weißenstein, Nordtirol (Österreich). Lapis 36 (7-8), 13-15.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.; http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/%D6sterreich/Tirol/Kitzb%FCheler%20Alpen/Hochfilzen/Tagebau%20Wei%DFenstein
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1866) Boulangerit, intermediäre Cerussit-Strontianit-Mischkristalle und Posnjakit vom Magnesitbergbau Weißenstein bei Hochfilzen, Tirol. Pp. 105-106 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
var: Pistomesite5.AB.05(Fe,Mg)CO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Cerussite-Strontianite Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganomelane'-
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Asbestos'-
'Cerussite-Strontianite Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganomelane'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2
Siderite
var: Pistomesite
-(Fe,Mg)CO3
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
CCarbon
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C Siderite (var: Pistomesite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C GraphiteC
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O Siderite (var: Pistomesite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Siderite (var: Pistomesite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Siderite (var: Pistomesite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11

References

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- Meixner, H. (1971): Zur "Salzburg"-Exkursion der Österr. Mineralogischen Gesellschaft Oktober 1971 - 8) Der Magnesit von Fieberbrunn/Hochfilzen, Tirol. Der Karinthin, 65, 247-250.
- Vavtar, F. (1976): Gefügeanalytische Untersuchungen der Magnesitlagerstätte Bürglkopf-Weißenstein bei Hochfilzen, Tirol. Verh. Geol. B.-A., 2, 147-182.
- MORTEANI, G. (1989): Mg-metasomatic type sparry magnesites of Entachen Alm, Hochfilzen/Bürgelkopf and Spießnägel (Austria). Monograph Series on Mineral Deposits, 28, 105–114.
- R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
- Bogner, M. & Hajek, W. (2010): Hämatit-Glaskopf und Rosasit aus dem Magnesitabbau Weißenstein in Nordtirol. Lapis 35 (1), 48-49.
- Hajek, W., Bogner, M. & Hepp, M. (2011): Neufunde am Weißenstein, Nordtirol (Österreich). Lapis 36 (7-8), 13-15.
- Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1866) Boulangerit, intermediäre Cerussit-Strontianit-Mischkristalle und Posnjakit vom Magnesitbergbau Weißenstein bei Hochfilzen, Tirol. Pp. 105-106 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.

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