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Graphite mine, Kaisersberg, Leoben, Styria, Austriai
Regional Level Types
Graphite mineMine
Kaisersberg- not defined -
Leoben- not defined -
Styria- not defined -
AustriaCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Graphitgrube, Kaisersberg, Leoben, Steiermark, Österreich
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 20' 22'' North , 14° 58' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.33946,14.96975
GeoHash:G#: u26tk9usk
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kaisersberg383 (2018)0.7km
Sankt Stefan ob Leoben1,022 (2018)2.6km
Liesingtal1,824 (2018)3.4km
Sankt Michael in Obersteiermark972 (2018)3.6km
Madstein151 (2018)3.8km


Actively mined graphite deposit. The mine is operated by Grafitbergbau Kaiserberg Ges.m.b.H.
A new graphite layer was found in an exploration adit in 2008 and is scheduled to be mined in 2009.
Mining activities date back to 1755.

Located SW of Leoben.

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.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

'Asbestos'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Galena
Formula: PbS
Graphite
Formula: C
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Meneghinite
Formula: Pb13CuSb7S24
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Siderite ?
Formula: FeCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Meneghinite2.HB.05bPb13CuSb7S24
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Ullmannite2.EB.25NiSbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite ?5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Chloritoid9.AF.85(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Chlorite Group'-

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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Meneghinite3.3.5.1Pb13CuSb7S24
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite ?14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chloritoid52.3.3.1(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O CalciteCaCO3
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O QuartzSiO2
O Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S UllmanniteNiSbS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
NiNickel
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
CuCopper
Cu MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SbAntimony
Sb MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
PbLead
Pb MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Permian - Devonian
251.902 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3131103
Ostalpines Kristallin

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 419.2 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Gneiss

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Schroll, E. & Spatzek, H. (1984): Dickit und eine Mikroerzmineralisation aus dem Graphitbergbau Kaisersberg, Steiermark. Mitt. Abt. Mineral. Landesmuseum Joanneum, 52, 23-25.
- Paar, W.H. (1993): 925: Bi-Meneghinit vom Graphitbergbau Kaisersberg bei St. Stefan ob Leoben, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1993): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XIIL. Carinthia II, 183/103, 283-284.
- Möhler, D., Seitweger, K. (1993): Neue Mineralfunde aus der Graphitlagerstätte Kaisersberg bei St.Stefan ob Leoben. Der Steirische Mineralog, 6, 12-14.
- Postl, W. (1994): 955: Pyrophyllit von der Graphitlagerstätte Kaisersberg bei St. Stefan ob Leoben, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1994): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XIIIL. Carinthia II, 184/104, 263-264.
- Postl, W. (1994): Pyrophyllit und Dickit aus der Graphitlagerstätte Kaisersberg bei St. Stefan ob Leoben, Steiermark. Der Steirische Mineralog, 8, 26-27.
Raith, J. G., & Vali, H. (1998). Fibrous chlorite and muscovite from the Kaisersberg graphite mine, Styria, Austria. The Canadian Mineralogist, 36(3), 741-754.

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