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Elmleiten, Fischbach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austriai
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Fischbach- not defined -
Fischbacher Alpen- not defined -
Styria- not defined -
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Name(s) in local language(s):Elmleiten, Fischbach, Fischbacher Alpen, Steiermark, Österreich
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 24' 42'' North , 15° 38' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.41167,15.64306
GeoHash:G#: u27jeznbv
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Piregg290 (2018)3.2km
Völlegg147 (2018)3.3km
Fischbach873 (2018)3.4km
Sonnleitberg455 (2018)3.5km
Waisenegg738 (2018)3.6km


Accumulation of boulders and outcrops of lower Triassic quartzites and meta-quartz conglomerates (Semmering quartzite), crosscut by numerous quartz veins and veinlets, which may contain phosphate minerals, especially lazulite. The area is located ca. 3.5 km SSW of Fischbach, east of Waisenbach creek, at an elevation of 800-1000 m asl. It covers a strip ca. 500 m wide (E-W) and ca. 1000 m long (N-S). Coordinates give the approximate center of the area.

For references see Fischbach.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Churchite-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Habit: Fibrous aggregates consisting of less than 1 mm long neddles
Colour: white
Reference: Bernhard, F. & Taucher, J. (1999)
Gorceixite
Formula: BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Habit: unstructured crusts, micron-sized crystals
Colour: white, light rose
Reference: Bernhard, F. & Taucher, J. (1999); Bernhard, F. (2007)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Habit: up to cm large plates in quartz veins
Colour: black
Reference: Bernhard, F. et al. (1996); http://www.franzbernhard.x10hosting.com/polishedslabs.html;
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Habit: tiny grains in quartzites and metaquartzkonglomerates; anhedral crystals up to several cm large in quartz veins
Colour: dark blue
Reference: Lammer, F. (1961); Bernhard, F. et al. (1996); http://www.franzbernhard.x10hosting.com/polishedslabs.html;
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Habit: very fine grained
Colour: dark grey to black
Description: Breccia consisting of white quartz clasts set in a matrix of black lithiophorite with little gorceixite. Found as loose pieces weighing up to 400 g along a new forest road in August 2006 within debris of Semmering quartzite.
Reference: Bernhard, F. (2007)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: cm-sized, limonitized cube in quartzite
Reference: unpublished
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Franz Bernhard, 2006

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lithiophorite4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Churchite-(Y)8.CJ.50Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Gorceixite8.BL.10BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Lazulite8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
Miscellaneous
Lithiophorite6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Churchite-(Y)40.4.6.1Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Gorceixite42.7.3.2BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
H Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
H GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
O GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Al GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
P Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
P GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
MnManganese
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
YYttrium
Y Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
BaBarium
Ba GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6

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
251.902 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3131288
Ostalpines Kristallin

Age: to Triassic (251.902 - 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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