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Basalt quarry, Pauliberg, Kobersdorf, Oberpullendorf, Burgenland, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 34' 59'' North , 16° 19' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.58333,16.33333
GeoHash:G#: u27wewm94
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Basaltbruch, Pauliberg, Kobersdorf, Oberpullendorf, Burgenland, Österreich

Active basalt quarry.
Minerals in fissures and voids of the basalt, as well as in xenoliths.
A good micromounting locality.

Note on the mineral list: comprehensive article on the locality in the works (Uwe Kolitsch et al., 2007-2015); the mineral list will be updated soon.

NOTE: Collecting was prohibited in 2015.

Mineral List

58 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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: 3131525
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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Jugovics, L. (1939) Die Basalte des Pauliberges im Burgenland (Gau Niederdonau). Chemie der Erde 12, 158-207.
Zirkl, E.J. (1953) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Basaltvorkommen vom Pauliberg und Oberpullendorf in Burgenland und des Nephelinbasanits vom Steinberg bei Feldbach in Steiermark. Burgenländische Heimatblätter 15, 135-142.
Zirkl, E. (1964) Die Hohlraumausfüllungen im Basalt des Pauliberges, Burgenland. Wiss. Arb. aus dem Burgenland, 31, 205-216.
Piso, E. (1970) Zusammensetzung und Genese der Basalte des Pauliberges und von Stoob-Oberpullendorf (Burgenland). Tschermak's Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt. 14, 103-139.
Huber, S. and Huber, P. (1977) Mineral-Fundstellen Band 8: Oberösterreich, Niederösterreich und Burgenland. Christian Weise Verlag, München & Pinguin-Verlag, Innsbruck, 270 pp.
Schebesta, K. (1983) Der Pauliberg - Eine Micromountfundstelle vor den Toren Wiens. Eisenblüte, 4 (10), 8-11.
Niedermayr, G. and Postl, W. (1987) 697. Erionit, Chabasit und Granat (Andradit) aus dem Basalt vom Pauliberg, Burgenland. In: Niedermayr, G. et al., Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich, XXXVI, Carinthia II, Klagenfurt, 177/97, 324-325.
Postl, W. (1989) 774. Phillipsit aus dem Basalt vom Pauliberg, Burgenland. In: Niedermayr, G. et al., Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XXXVIII, Carinthia II, Klagenfurt, 179./99., 266.
Postl, W. (1991) 843. Harmotom aus dem Basalt vom Pauliberg, Burgenland. In: Niedermayr, G. et al., Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XL, Carinthia II, Klagenfurt, 181/101, 168.
Schreiber, W. (1998) Die Mineralien der Osumilith-Gruppe aus dem Basaltvorkommen am Pauliberg, Burgenland. Unveröffentl. Diplomarbeit, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 125 S.
Postl, W., Bernhard, F., and Bojar, H.-P. (2005) 1416: Perowskit bzw. Mg-reicher Ilmenit und Graphit aus dem Steinbruch am Pauliberg, Burgenland. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2005): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIV. Carinthia II, 195/115, 300-301.
Kolitsch, U., Postl, W., Bojar H.-P., and Trattner, W. (2009) Die Mineralvorkommen im Basalt des Pauliberges. In: Autorenkollektiv (Red. M. A. Götzinger und P. Huber) (2009): Die Mineralien des Burgenlandes - Geologie, Mineralogie und mineralische Rohstoffe. – Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten aus dem Burgenland 126, Amt der Burgenländischen Landesregierung, Abteilung 7 - Landesmuseum, Eisenstadt, 82-99.
Kolitsch, U., Postl, W., Bojar, H.-P., and Trattner, W. (201x): Lapis (in prep.)

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