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Ködnitz valley, Kals valley, East Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° North , 12° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~6km
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Ködnitztal, Kalsertal, Osttirol, Tirol, Österreich
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Several areas with small manganese deposits/mineralisations (lenses) in Jurassic "radiolarites" and quartzites, calcschists and micaschists, on both flanks of the Ködnitz valley.

Note: Abrecht (1990) does not explicitly state from which areas his samples came from.

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29 valid minerals.

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- MEIXNER, H. (1968): Neue Mineralfunde in den österreichischen Ostalpen XXIII. Carinthia II, 158./78., 96-115.
- Neinaveie, M. H. (1979): Schichtgebundene Metallanreicherungen in den Schieferhüllen und in der Matreier Zone Osttirols. Unpubl. Dissertation, Universität Innsbruck, xx pp.
- NEINAVAIE, H., B. GHASSEMI & H. FUCHS (1983): Die Erzvorkommen Osttirols. Veröffentlichungen des Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum 63: 69-114, Innsbruck.
- Exel, R. (1982): Die Mineralien Tirols, Band 2: Nord- und Osttirol, Vorarlberg. Verlag Athesia, Bozen, 200 pp. [p. 165]
- Exel, R. (1986): Erläuterungen zur Lagerstättenkarte von Osttirol. Arch. f. Lagerst.forsch. Geol. B.-A. 7, 19-31. []
- Schulz, O. (1986): Die ostalpinen Lagerstätten mineralischer Rohstoffe in der Sicht neuer Forschungsergebnisse. Archiv für Lagerstättenforschung der Geol. B.-A., 7, 257-287. []
- Abrecht, J. (1990): An As-rich manganiferous mineral assemblage from the Ködnitz Valley (Eastern Alps, Austria): Geology, mineralogy, genetic considerations, and implications for metamorphic Mn deposits. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1990, 363-375.
- Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F. & Pristacz, H., jun. (2012): 1744) Apatit, gelb fluoreszierender Dolomit, Manganit und Scheelit von der Huteralm, Ködnitztal, Kalsertal, Tirol. Pp. 149-150 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2012): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXI. Carinthia II, 202./122., 123-180.

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