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Stoffhütte, St Oswald, Deutschlandsberg, Koralpe, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 53' 54'' North , 15° 2' 3'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.89861,15.03444
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Stoffhütte, St Oswald, Deutschlandsberg, Koralpe, Steiermark, Österreich

A tourmaline pegmatite with multicolored (black, green, yellow, blue) tourmalines, located east of the Stoffhütte. Multicolored tourmalines are highly unusual in pegmatites in the Eastern Alps!

Location is approx. 17 km NE of Deutschlandsberg at N46.89854 E15.03434 at elev. 1260 m.

Mineral List

23 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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Paleozoic - Proterozoic
252.17 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3137431
Ostalpines Kristallin

Age: to Permian (252.17 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{marble,amphibolite}

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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Postl, W. & Moser, B. (1987): Ein Turmalinpegmatit östlich der Stoffhütte, Koralpe, Steiermark. Mitteilungen der Abteilung für Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 55, 13-20. []
Postl, W. (1990): 817. Wismut, Bismutit, Beryll und Apatit (?) aus einem Turmalinpegmatit östlich der Stoffhütte, Koralpe, Steiermark. Pp. 284-285 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (1990): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XXXIX. Carinthia II, 180./100., 245-288.
Walitzi, E. M. & Walter, F. (1991) : Die Morphologie der Fersmitkristalle aus dem Turmalinpegmatit östlich der Stoffhütte, Koralpe, Steiermark. - Mitt. Abt. Miner. Landesmuseum Joanneum, 59, 9-12.
Leikauf, B. & Postl, W. (1992): 898: Apatit aus einem Turmalinpegmatit östlich der Stoffhütte, Koralpe, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1992): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XIL. Carinthia II, 182/102, 156.
Exel, R. (1993): Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs.
Ertl, A., Pertlik, F. and Bernhardt, H.-J. (1997) Investigations on olenite with excess boron from the Koralpe, Styria, Austria. Österr. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturw. Kl., Abt. 1, Anzeiger. 134: 3-10.
Ertl, A. & Brandstätter, F. (1998): Olenit mit Borüberschuß aus einem Metapegmatit östlich der Stoffhütte, Koralpe, Steiermark, Österreich. Mitteilungen der Abteilung fuer Mineralogie am Landesmuseum Joanneum 62-63, 3-21. (in German) []
Hughes, J.M., Ertl, A., Dyar, M.D., Grew, E.S., Shearer, C.K., Yates, M.G., and Guidotti, C.V. (2000) Tetrahedrally coordinated boron in a tourmaline: boron-rich olenite from Stoffhütte, Koralpe, Austria. Canadian Mineralogist: 38: 861-868.
Kalt, A., Schreyer, W., Ludwig, T., Prowatke, S., Bernhardt, H.-J., and Ertl, A. (2001) Complete solid solution between magnesian schorl and lithian excess-boron olenite in a pegmatite from Koralpe (eastern Alps, Austria). European Journal of Mineralogy: 13: 1191-1205.
Hughes, J.M., Ertle, A., Dyar, M.D., Grew, E.S., Wiedenbeck, M., and Brandstätter, F. (2004) Structural and chemical response to varying [4]B content in zoned Fe-bearing olenite from Koralpe, Austria. American Mineralogist: 89: 447-454.

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