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Schlossberg Quarry, Schlossberg, Gloggnitz, Industrieviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 40' 23'' North , 15° 55' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.6730555556, 15.9247222222
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch am Schlossberg, Schlossberg, Gloggnitz, Industrieviertel, Niederösterreich, Österreich
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Abandoned quarry in riebeckite gneiss (probably a former meta-rhyolite, see Phadke, 1967).

Publication in preparation (Kolitsch, Bernhard & Schachinger, 2007-2011); it will report several new finds and show that the kobeite-(Y) described in the literature was erroneously reported.

Since 2012 this quarry is unfortunately filled up with excavated material from the Semmering basis tunnel (Lower Austrian side).

Mineral List

19 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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- Keyserling, H. G. (1903): Der Gloggnitzer Forellenstein. Tschermaks Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt. 22, 109-158.
- Sigmund, A. (1911): Erzvorkommen im Riebeckitgranit von Gloggnitz (N.-Ö.) und neuere Mineralfunde am steirischen Erzberg. Tschermaks Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 30, 479-481.
- Phadke, A. V. (1967): Petrology and structure of the riebeckite gneiss from the area near Gloggnitz in the graywacke zone of Austria. Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt (Wien) 110, 199-216.
- Zemann, J. (1951): Zur Kenntnis der Riebeckitgneise des Ostendes der nordalpinen Grauwackenzone. Tscherm. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt. 3, Folge II, 1-23.
- Brandstätter, F. & Niedermayr, G. (1998): Kobeit-(Y) aus dem Riebeckitgneis-Steinbruch bei Gloggnitz, NÖ. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 42.
- Brandstätter, F. & Niedermayr, G. (1998): 1131: Kobeit-(Y) aus dem Riebeckitgneis-Steinbruch bei Gloggnitz, Niederösterreich. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1998): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XLVII. Carinthia II, 188/108, 246-247.
- Exel, R. (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs.
- Hackenberg, M. (2003): Bergbau im Semmeringgebiet. Arch. f. Lagerst.forsch. Geol. B.-A., 24, 5-97.
- Schachinger, T. (2010): Fluoritkristalle aus dem Riebeckitgneissteinbruch bei Gloggnitz, Niederösterreich. Der Steirische Mineralog, 24, 49.

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