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Sommergraben, St Stefan ob Leoben, Leoben, Styria, Austriai
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Name(s) in local language(s):Sommergraben, St. Stefan ob Leoben, Leoben, Steiermark, Österreich
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 17' 39'' North , 14° 57' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.29417,14.96583
GeoHash:G#: u26th99u3
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Niederdorf125 (2018)0.7km
Kraubath an der Mur995 (2018)2.5km
Leising239 (2018)2.5km
Sankt Stefan ob Leoben1,022 (2018)2.7km
Lobming357 (2018)3.5km


Ancient chromite mines in the western part of the Sommergraben, located SE of Kraubath.
Two previously accessible adits (on private property) were collapsed with the help of explosives in about 2013/2014.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Cuproiridsite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Cuprorhodsite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Hollingworthite
Formula: (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Isoferroplatinum
Formula: Pt3Fe
Kashinite
Formula: (Ir,Rh)2S3
Lansfordite
Formula: MgCO3 · 5H2O
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Mcguinnessite
Formula: (Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Nesquehonite
Formula: MgCO3 · 3H2O
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Platarsite
Formula: PtAsS
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Ruarsite
Formula: (Ru,Os)AsS
Ruthenium
Formula: (Ru,Ir)
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
'Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)'
Formula: (Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Isoferroplatinum1.AG.35Pt3Fe
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Ruthenium1.AF.05(Ru,Ir)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Cuproiridsite2.DA.05(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Cuprorhodsite2.DA.05(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Heazlewoodite2.BB.05Ni3S2
Hollingworthite2.EB.25(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Irarsite2.EB.25(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Kashinite2.DB.15(Ir,Rh)2S3
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Platarsite2.EB.25PtAsS
Ruarsite2.EB.20(Ru,Os)AsS
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Lansfordite5.CA.10MgCO3 · 5H2O
Mcguinnessite5.BA.10(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Nesquehonite5.CA.05MgCO3 · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Anthophyllite9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)'-(Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Isoferroplatinum1.2.5.1Pt3Fe
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Ruthenium1.2.2.2(Ru,Ir)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Cuproiridsite2.10.1.15(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Cuprorhodsite2.10.1.16(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Kashinite2.11.12.2(Ir,Rh)2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Hollingworthite2.12.3.8(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Irarsite2.12.3.7(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Platarsite2.12.3.6PtAsS
Ruarsite2.12.4.4(Ru,Os)AsS
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Nesquehonite13.1.5.1MgCO3 · 3H2O
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Lansfordite15.1.6.1MgCO3 · 5H2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Mcguinnessite16a.3.1.4(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
'Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)'-(Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
H NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
H LansforditeMgCO3 · 5H2O
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H BruciteMg(OH)2
CCarbon
C Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
C NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
C LansforditeMgCO3 · 5H2O
OOxygen
O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
O LansforditeMgCO3 · 5H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
MgMagnesium
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Mg NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
Mg LansforditeMgCO3 · 5H2O
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
SiSilicon
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
SSulfur
S LauriteRuS2
S Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
S Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
S Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
S PlatarsitePtAsS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
S Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
S Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
S Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)(Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)(Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)(Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3
CuCopper
Cu Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Cu Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
Cu Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)(Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3
AsArsenic
As Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
As Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
As Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
As PlatarsitePtAsS
As SperrylitePtAs2
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As NickelineNiAs
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
Ru Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ru Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
Ru Ruthenium(Ru,Ir)
RhRhodium
Rh Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Rh Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Rh Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
Rh Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
Rh Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)(Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3
OsOsmium
Os Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
IrIridium
Ir Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ir Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
Ir Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
Ir Unnamed (Ni-Ir Sulphide II)(Ni,Fe,Cu)2(Ir,Rh)S3
PtPlatinum
Pt Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Pt PlatarsitePtAsS
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Pt PlatinumPt

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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Cenozoic - Late Cretaceous
0 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 3158242
Ostalpines Kristallin

Age: Phanerozoic (0 - 100.5 Ma)

Description: ophiolite complex

Lithology: Major:{plutonic ultramafic group}, Minor{basalt group,gabbro}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Meixner, H. (1967) Neue Mineralfunde in den österreichischen Ostalpen XXII. Carinthia II, 157./77., 88-104.
Meixner, H. (1968) Neuer Beitrag zu den Kraubather Magnetit-Würfeln. Der Karinthin, 59, 64-65.
Schantl, J. (1979) Anthophyllit aus dem Ultramafit von Kraubath (Steiermark). Der Karinthin, 80, 94-96.
Exel, R. (1993) Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs.
Melcher, F. and Mali, H. (1998) Platingruppenminerale in Chromititen von Kraubath. In: Mitt. Abt. Miner. Landesmuseum Joanneum, vol.62/63, p.39-48, Graz.
Kollegger, P., Mogessie, A., and Mali, H. (2008) Geochemie und Vererzung im Kraubath-Massiv, südöstlich von Kraubath an der Mur, Steiermark, Österreich. Joannea Mineralogie 4, 53-97.
Thalhammer, O.A.R. and Mali, H. (2016) The Kraubath Ultramafic Massif - Excursion Guide ÖMG Conference Leoben 2015, Austria. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 162, 11-24. [http://www.uibk.ac.at/mineralogie/oemg/bd_161/bd_162_min_pet_exk.pdf]

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