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Rotriegel ridge, Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 30' 38'' North , 15° 34' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.5105555556, 15.5694444444
Name(s) in local language(s):Rotriegel, Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Steiermark, Österreich

Boulders of lazulite-bearing quartz veins on the western slopes of the Rotriegel. Located south of the Freßnitzgraben and east of the lower Teschengraben.

Minerals were found at these locations :
N47.51052 E15.56954, elev. 930 m
N47.51025 E15.56927, elev. 910 m
N47.50918 E15.57022. elev. 950 m

Mineral List

9 valid minerals.

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Verhandlungen (1931) der geologischen Bundesanstallt No. 10/11. p.93.

Cornelius, H. P. (1952) Die Geologie des Mürztalgebietes.

Nowotny, A. (1991) Bericht 1991 über geologische Aufnahmen im Kristallin auf Blatt 103 Kindberg.

Berl, R. (1996): Lazulith in Österreich, Teil 1. Bemerkungen zu einigen Lazulithfundgebieten von Niederösterreich und Steiermark.

Mitteilungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereines für Steiermark (1997) , Bände 127-128, p.44.

Bernhard, F. (1998) Paragenetische, mineralchemische und rontgenographische Daten von Bearthit vom Lazulithfundpunkt am Rotriegel, Fresnitzgraben bei Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Steiermark.

Bernhard, F. et al (1998) Pretulite, ScPO4, a new scandium mineral from the Styrian and Lower Austrian lazulite occurrences, Austria, American Mineralogist, Volume 83, pages 625–630.

Lassnig, K. et al (2006) Mineralisation und Petrogenese im Teschengraben südlich von Krieglach,
Fischbacher Alpen, Steiermark. Joannea Min. 3: 5-24.

External Links (H. P. Cornelius, (1952) Neue Lazulithfunde im Mürztal.) (Bearthit vom Lazulithfundpunkt am Rotriegel 1998) (Bernhard, F. et al (1998) Pretulite, ScPO4) (2006 Mineralisation und Petrogenese im Teschengraben südlich von Krieglach) (Nowotny, A. (1991) Bericht 1991 über geologische Aufnahmen im Kristallin auf Blatt 103 Kindberg.) (Franz Bernhard)

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