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Graphite quarry, Wollmersdorf (Zettlitz-Wollmersdorf), Drosendorf-Zissersdorf, Waldviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 49' 44'' North , 15° 34' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.82889,15.56833
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Graphitbruch, Wollmersdorf (Zettlitz-Wollmersdorf), Drosendorf-Zissersdorf, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich, Österreich

Abandoned graphite quarry near Wollmersdorf (SW of Zettlitz).
Graphite, both organogenic and contained in graphite schist or graphite gneiss, was mined from dumps until 1980.
Mining started in 1855, continued intermittently until 1939, restarted in 1958-1966; thereafter mining only from dumps.

Mineral List

34 valid minerals.

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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1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 1380735
Paleoproterozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.

Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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- Kammel, K. (1927): Die niederösterreichischen Graphite und ihre Lagerstätten. Mont. Rdsch. 19, 647-650.
- HOFBAUER, Richard (1962): Neue Graphitbergbaue im niederösterreichischen Waldviertel.- Montan-Rdsch., 10/4, 82-84, Wien.
- Huber, S. and Huber, P. (1977): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 8: Oberösterreich, Niederösterreich und Burgenland. C. Weise Verlag, München, 270 pp. (in German)
- Weber, L. (1987): Die geologischen Grundlagen des Grafitbergbaues in Niederösterreich. Pp. 369-387 in: Kusternig, A. (Hrsg.) (1987): Bergbau in Niederösterreich. Studien und Forschungen aus dem niederösterreichischen Institut für Landeskunde, Band 10, Selbstverlag des NÖ Instituts für Landeskunde, Wien, 502 pp.
- Exel, R. (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs.
- Taucher, J. (1993): Halotrichit, Aluminocopiapit, Magnesiocopiapit, Szomolnokit, Alunogen, Gips und Calcit aus dem aufgelassenen Graphitbergbau bei Zettlitz, nahe Wollmersdorf bei Eibenstein, Niederösterreich, Österreich. Matrixx - Mineralogische Nachrichten aus Österreich, 2, 47-51.
- Götzinger, M. A., Beran, A. & Libowitzky, E. (1994): Exkursion A: Mineralvorkommen und Lagerstätten im östlichen Waldviertel. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 139, 389-405.
- Hammer, V.M.F. & Sabor, M. (2004): 1379) Paracoquimbit vom ehemaligen Graphitabbau Zettlitz bei Wollmersdorf. P. 244 in: Niedermayr, G. et al., Carinthia II, 194./114., 217-257.
- Pristacz, H. & Kolitsch, U. (2009): 1593) Calcit und Magnesit aus dem aufgelassenen Graphitbergbau Zettlitz, Drosendorf, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich. P. 214 in: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVIII. Carinthia II, 199/119, 189-236.
- Wagner, S. (2009): Geochemische Charakteristik sulfidführender Mineralisationen der Böhmischen Masse mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Isotopengeochemie. Magisterarbeit, Universität Wien, 60 S.
- Müller, N.-L. (2016): Die Grafitlagerstätte Zettlitz - Geologische Bearbeitung des Rohstoffvorkommens. Master Thesis, University of Leoben, xx pp. [http://geologie.unileoben.ac.at/de/5848/]
- Kolitsch, U. (2017): 2045) Melanterit, Pickeringit und Rozenit vom ehemaligen Graphitbergbau Zettlitz bei Drosendorf, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich. Pp. 263-264 in Walter, F. et al. (2017): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXVI. Carinthia II, 207./127., 217-284.

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