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Lambachgraben quarry ("Harterbachgraben" quarry), Hadersdorf, Kindberg, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 30' 8'' North , 15° 24' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.50222,15.40528
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch im Lambachgraben ("Harterbachgraben"), Hadersdorf, Kindberg, Steiermark, Österreich
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Small quarry in granitic orthogneiss ("Grobgneiss").

NOTE: In earlier publications the quarry was erroneously attributed to the Harterbachgraben.

Postl & Moser (1988): describe also rutile, anatase, brookite and apatite from a temporary road cut in gneiss ca. 0.5 km N of the quarry.

Mineral List

35 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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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 1382151
Paleozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.

Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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- Postl, W. & Moser, B. (1988): Mineralogische Notizen aus der Steiermark. Mitt. Abt. Miner. Landesmuseum Joanneum, 56, 5-47.
- Haditsch, J.G. (1992): Rohstoffe für Zukunftstechniken.- Beurteilung der Verfügbarkeit von Lagerstätten bzw. Vorkommen von Steinen, Erden und Industriemineralen in Österreich.- Unveröffentl. Studie ÖAW., 126 S., Leoben-Wien.
- Taucher, J. (1998): 1134: Cheralith, Montmorillonit sowie Anatas vom Steinbruch im Lambachgraben, Hadersdorf im Mürztal, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (1998) : Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XLVII. Carinthia II, 188./108., 248.
- Taucher, J. (1999): Cheralith und Montmorillonit sowie Anatas vom Steinbruch im Harterbachgraben, Hadersdorf, Mürztal, Steiermark - Annalen - Journal of Science and Art, Jg.1, 81-82.
- Niedermayr, G. (2005) : Kurznotiz zu Siderit und Calcit vom Steinbruch im Lambachgraben bei Hadersdorf im Mürztal, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2005): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIV. Carinthia II, 195./115., 302.
- Kolitsch, U. & Gröbner, J. (2009): 1605) Cosalit, Covellin und Markasit vom Steinbruch im Harterbachgraben, Hadersdorf, Mitterdorf, Steiermark. P. 225 in: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVIII. Carinthia II, 199./119., 189-236.
- Tomazic, P. (2010): Interessante Funde von Schörl, Fluorit und weiteren Mineralien im Gneissteinbruch bei Hadersdorf im Mürztal, Steiermark. Der Steirische Mineralog, H. 24, 13-16.
- Kolitsch, U. (2010): 1665) Jarosit vom Steinbruch im Harterbachgraben, Hadersdorf, Mitterdorf, Steiermark. Pp. 250 in Niedermayr et al. (2010): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIX. Carinthia II, 200./120., 199-260.

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