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Talc mine, Rabenwald (Rabenwaldkogel), Anger, Weiz, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 17' 12'' North , 15° 45' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.28667,15.75750
GeoHash:G#: u27jn862b
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Talkbergbau, Rabenwald (Rabenwaldkogel), Anger, Weiz, Steiermark, Österreich

Open-pit talc mine of the Naintsch Mineralwerke GmbH (part of Luzenac Co.) on Rabenwaldkogel mountain. The whole area around this mine was exploited in various open pits and adits ('Tagbau Krughof', 'Tagbau Wiedenhofer'), see Taucher & Hollerer (2001).
Largest talc mine in Europe.

Located on Rabenwaldkogel Mt. (1.280 m), about 5 km ENE of Anger, NE of Weiz.

Mineral List

39 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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Paleozoic - Proterozoic
252.17 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3140781
Ostalpines Kristallin

Age: to Permian (252.17 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Mica schist

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]

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- Friedrich, O. M. (1947): Die Talklagerstätten des Rabenwaldes, Oststeiermark. Berg- und Hüttenmänn. Monatshefte 92, 66-85.
- Weiss, A. (1970): Eine Kluftfüllung aus dem Bereich der Talklagerstätten des Rabenwaldes (Stmk.); Der Karinthin, vol.61, p.136-137.
- Weiss, A. (1972): Die Talklagerstätten des Rabenwaldes. Der Aufschluss, Sonderheft 22, 56-65.
- Weiss, A. (1973): Neue Steirische Mineralfunde II - 9) Graphit vom Rabenwald + 10) Pyrit xx vom Rabenwald. Der Karinthin, 69, p.51
- Weiss, A. (1974): Neue Steirische Mineralfunde III - 22) Pyrit-xx vom Rabenwald, 23) Markasit-xx vom Rabenwald, 24) Rutil-xx vom Rabenwald, 25) Goethit vom Rabenwald, 28) Apatit-xx vom Rabenwald, 29) Titanit vom Rabenwald. Der Karinthin, 71, p.125-127.
- Prochaska, W. (1984): Neue geochemische Aspekte zur Genese der Talklagerstätte Rabenwald, Stmk. Berg- und Hüttenmänn. Monatshefte 129, 457-462.
- Postl, W. (1987): Vanadinit und Xenotim von der Talklagerstätte Rabenwald, Steiermark. Mitteilungen der Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 55, 3-6.
- Prochaska, W. (1989): Geochemistry and genesis of Austrian talc deposits. Applied Geochemistry 4, 511-525.
- Leikauf, B. & Postl, W. (1992): 880: Pumpellyit aus dem Talkbergbau am Rabenwald bei Anger, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1992): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XIL. Carinthia II, 182-102, 139-141.
- Exel, R. (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs.
- Postl, W., Taucher, J. & Moser, B. (1993): 922: Prehnit, Chabasit, Brookit, Chalkopyrit, Siderit und Melanterit von der Talklagerstätte am Rabenwald bei Anger, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1993): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XIIL. Carinthia II, 183/103, 281-282.
- Taucher, J. (1997): Pumpellyit-(Mg) sowie Aufwachsungen von Albit auf Kalifeldspat vom Tagbau Wiedenhofer, Talklagerstätte Rabenwald, Rabenwaldkogel, östlich Anger, Steiermark. Der Steirische Mineralog, 11, p.20.
- Pohl, W., and Belocky, R. (1999): Metamorphism and metallogeny in the Eastern Alps. Mineralium Deposita 34, 614-629.
- Postl, W., Bojar, H.-P. & Moser, B. (2000): 1230: Antigorit vom Talkbergbau am Rabenwald bei Anger, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2000): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XLIX. Carinthia II, 190/110, 214.
- Taucher, J. and Hollerer, C. E. (2001): Die Mineralien des Bundeslandes Steiermark in Österreich. 2 Volumes, 1 CD-ROM, Verlag C. E. Hollerer, Graz, 955 + 1124 pp.
- Bojar, H.-P. & Postl, W. (2003): 1339: Schwefel vom Talkbergbau Rabenwald bei Anger. In: Niedermayr, G., et al. (2003): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LII. Carinthia II, 193/113, 208.
- Walter, F. (2007): 1507: Ein Rauchquarz-Gwindel vom Tagbau Rabenwald bei Anger, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2007): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVI. Carinthia II, 197/117, 176-177.
- U. Kolitsch & H. Pristacz, jr. (2014): Zoisit aus dem Talkbergbau Rabenwald bei Anger. Der Steirische Mineralog 28, 52.
- Kolitsch, U. & Lóránth, C. (2016): Descloizit und das Hydroxyl-Analogon von Pyromorphit vom Talkbergbau Rabenwald bei Anger. Der Steirische Mineralog 31, 52 (in German).

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