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Silver mines, Brandmäuer, Puchenstuben, Mostviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 54' 30'' North , 15° 15' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.90833,15.26472
Name(s) in local language(s):Silbergruben, Brandmäuer, Puchenstuben, Mostviertel, Niederösterreich, Österreich
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Old Pb-(Ag) mining area on the south slope of the Brandmäuer.
The mineralization is very similar to and genetically related with those of the mining areas around Annaberg and Schwarzenberg-Türnitz.

NOTE: The grid reference is centered on the area.

Mineral List

12 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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201.3 - 252.17 Ma
Triassic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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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- Schulz, O. & Kostelka, L. (1965): Das Bleiglanzvorkommen von Puchenstuben in Niederösterreich. Tschermaks Min. Petr. Mitt., (3. F.) 10, 180-191.
- Becherer, K. (1971): Die Pb-(Zn-)Vorkommen von Annaberg, Puchenstuben und Türnitz in Niederösterreich. Tschermaks Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., (3. F.) 15, 308-311.
- Hagenguth, G., Pober, E., Götzinger, M. A. & Lein, R. (1982): Beiträge zur Geologie, Mineralogie und Geochemie der Pb/Zn-Vererzungen Annaberg und Schwarzenberg (Niederösterreich). Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt 125, 155-218.
- Punz, W. & Engenhart, M. (1988): Zur Vegetation von Blei-Zink-Halden im Raum Mariazell. Mitt. naturwiss. Ver. Steiermark 118, 173-176.
- Knobloch, G. (2000): Puchenstuben-Brandmauer, Neues aus dem alten Bergbau. MEFOS Vereinsmitteilungen Verein Ostösterreichischer Mineraliensammler, Jg. 11 / Nr. 20, 12-13.

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