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Vetternspitzen (Vetternspitze; Vötternspitze), Knappen lakes, Giglach valley, Schladminger Tauern, Schladming, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 16' 26'' North , 13° 40' 34'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.274098, 13.676344
Name(s) in local language(s):Vetternspitzen (Vetternspitze; Vötternspitze), Knappenseen, Giglachtal, Schladminger Tauern, Schladming, Steiermark, Österreich
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Mediaeval silver mines, later worked for nickel and cobalt ores. The district is sub-divided in the lower Giglach mines, the middle Giglach mines and the upper Giglach mines (= Vetternspitz mines); all of them have been described by Friedrich (1969).
The mineralization resembles that at the Zinkwand, which is located only about 1 km further southeast.

Located on the northwestern slopes of the Vetternspitzen, above the Knappen lakes.

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21 valid minerals.

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- Avias, J. & Bernard, A. (1966): Sur l’origine des gites de nickel et de de la région de Zinkwand-Vöttern area (Austriche). Sciences de la Terre 11, 375-383 (in French).
- Friedrich, O.M. (1969): Monographie der Erzlagerstätten bei Schladming. II. Teil. Arch. Lagerstättenforsch. Ostalpen, 9, 107-130.
- Fuchs, H. W. (1988): Erzmikroskopische und mineralchemische Untersuchungen der Erzvorkommen Zinkwand-Vöttern in den Niederen Tauern bei Schladming. Archiv für Lagerstättenforschung der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, 9, 33-45.
- R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)

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