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Wildfrauengrotte, Teschengraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austriai
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Name(s) in local language(s):Wildfrauengrotte, Teschengraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Steiermark, Österreich
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 30' 28'' North , 15° 32' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.50778,15.54778
GeoHash:G#: u27n3b98c
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mitterdorf im Mürztal1,935 (2018)3.7km
Fressnitz893 (2018)4.2km
Krieglach3,062 (2018)4.5km
Lutschaun453 (2018)4.8km
Unteralm101 (2018)5.1km


Ancient lead(?) mine, working sulphide-bearing fluorite-quartz veins.
Located about 5 km SSW of Krieglach at approx. N47.50770 E15.54771 at an elevation of ca. 1120 m asl.
Last visit by FB: 12. August 2007.


Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Colour: blue
Description: tiny crystals on quartz
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Colour: grey, brown, white
Description: up to 3 mm large crystals in vugs in fluorite; cm-sized, powdery masses with fluorite and galena
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Arsenbrackebuschite
Formula: Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Colour: light brown, orange
Description: tiny, translucent crystals on Segnitite-Beudantite
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Description: mm sized crystals in fluorite, quartz and gneiss
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Colour: light yellow, green, brown
Description: crusts and earthy masses, composed of micron-sized crystals, on fluorite. Forms a continous solid solution series with segnitite.
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Colour: white, colorless
Description: up to 1 cm large crystals with sceletal quartz and limonite; masses in limonite
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: accessory ore mineral
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Copper
Formula: Cu
Description: in vugs in quartz with cuprite
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Colour: deep red
Description: tiny, translucent crystals with copper
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Colour: white, yellowish, greenish. brownish (coloration is due to thin crusts of secondary minerals in cracks!)
Description: up to 30 cm thick, nearly horizontal vein in gneiss, partly highly deformed
Reference: http://www.franzbernhard.x10hosting.com/polishedslabs.html; Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Galena
Formula: PbS
Description: mm sized masses in fluorite and quartz
Reference: http://www.franzbernhard.x10hosting.com/polishedslabs.html; Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Colour: white, grey
Description: up to 2 mm long crystals and crusts on gneiss and in vugs of fluorite
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: F.Bernhard, Graz
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Colour: reddisch-brown
Description: crusts composed of well-formded, tiny crystals in vugs in fluorite; earthy masses in cracks in fluorite
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Colour: green, olive green, yellowish green, yellow, white, colorless
Fluorescence: strong orange in short wave UV
Description: - individual crystals up to 1 cm long and sheafs and masses up to 10 cm in large dissoluton vugs in fluorite with limonite, cerussite and relictic quartz. This green to yellow variety forms a solid-solution series with pyromorphite. - colorless to white, needle-like crystals up to 3 mm long in small vugs in fluorite and gneiss. Nearly pure mimetite without significant pyromorphite-component.
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
'Mimetite-Pyromorphite Series'
Reference: C.Auer (2016)
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Colour: yellow, green
Description: Cubes up to 0.3 mm large
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Colour: green, olive green, yellowish green, yellow
Description: Individual crystals up to 1 cm long and sheafs and masses up to 10 cm in large dissoluton vugs in fluorite with limonite, cerussite and relictic quartz. This green to yellow variety forms a solid-solution series with mimetite.
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Colour: white
Description: massive, partly corroded and dissolved vein quartz
Reference: http://www.franzbernhard.x10hosting.com/polishedslabs.html; Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Description: thin crusts on fluorite, quartz and gneiss
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Segnitite
Formula: PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Colour: light yellow, green, brown
Description: crusts and earthy masses, composed of micron-sized crystals, on fluorite. Forms a continous solid solution series with beudantite.
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Colour: dark brown
Description: mm sized masses in fluorite and quartz
Reference: Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: F.Bernhard, Graz

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Arsenbrackebuschite8.BG.05Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pharmacosiderite8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Segnitite8.BL.10PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Mimetite-Pyromorphite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Arsenbrackebuschite40.2.8.2Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Segnitite42.7.4.4PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Mimetite-Pyromorphite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
O CerussitePbCO3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O AnataseTiO2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CupriteCu2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S SulphurS8
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S SphaleriteZnS
S CovelliteCuS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Fe SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
As SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
PbLead
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(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: 3131525
Ostalpines Kristallin

Age: to Triassic (251.902 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Mica schist

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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Goeth, G. (1840) Das Herzogthum Steiermark.
Tomazic, P. (1999): Der Blei-Zink Bergbau Freßnitzkogel - Stanglalm, Mürztal, Steiermark, Österreich. Annalen, Journal of science and art, 1, 57-62.

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