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Feistritzwald (Feistritz valley), Northern District, Prinzkogel mines, Prinzkogel (Prinzenkogel), Rettenegg, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 31' 9'' North , 15° 49' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.51917,15.82222
GeoHash:G#: u27q2497h
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Feistritzwald (Feistritztal), Nordrevier, Bergbau Prinzkogel, Prinzkogel (Prinzenkogel), Rettenegg, Fischbacher Alpen, Steiermark, Österreich

Dumps north of Prinzkogel, just above the Feistritz valley, and outcrop along a forest road and at the entrance of an adit.
There were several adits on the north slope, the longest was the St.-Jakob-Erbstollen with a length of 1400 m.
Minerals are now found mostly in the dumps.

Locations by Franz Bernhard and Dietmar Jakely :

N47.51913 E15.82234
N47.51686 E15.81706
N47.51691 E15.82900

Mineral List

26 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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Jurassic - Permian
145 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 3133905
Zentralalpines Permo-Mesozoikum

Age: Phanerozoic (145 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Carbonates, consolidated

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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Cornelius, H. P. (1952) Die Geologie des Mürztalgebietes.
Seeman, R. und Kalbskopf, R. (1972): Vorläufige Mitteilungen über Uranglimmer aus dem Semmering-Wechselgebiet, NE-Steiermark.-Ann. Naturhist. Mus., Wien, 76, 609-617, Wien.
Bauer, F.K. und Oberhauser, R. (1980) Der Geologische Aufbau Österreichs.
Weber, L. (1997) Handbuch der Lagerstätten der Erze, Industrieminerale und Energierohstoffe Österreichs. Archiv für Lagerstättenforschung, Band 19.
Hackenberg, M. (2003): Bergbau im Semmeringgebiet - Arch.f.Lagerst.forsch. Geol. B.-A., vol.24, p.5-97.
Bergbau in der Steiermark (2005 )- Aktualisierung und Zusammenfassung.
Jakely, D., Bernhard, F. & Weiß, A. (2008): Die Mineralien der Silber-Blei-Zink-Erzvorkommen am Prinzenkogel bei Rettenegg in der Oststeiermark. Joannea Mineralogie, 5, 1-159 / Der Steirische Mineralog, Sonderband 1, 1-159.
Jakely, D. (2010): Azurit vom Nordrevier Feistritzwald der Silber-Blei-Zink-Erzvorkommen am Prinzenkogel bei Rettenegg, Steiermark. Der Steirische Mineralog, 24, 49.

External Links

http://www.geologie.ac.at/filestore/download/AL0024_005_A.pdf (Bergbau im Semmeringgebiet)
http://www.abfallwirtschaft.steiermark.at/cms/dokumente/10235637_46590/3572dea5/Bergbau_gesamt.pdf (Bergbau in der Steiermark (2005) - Aktualisierung und Zusammenfassung)
http://www.geologie.ac.at/filestore/download/JS0004_001_A.pdf ( Cornelius, H.P, Die Geologie des Mürztalgebietes 1952)
http://www.landesmuseum.at/pdf_frei_remote/ArchivLagerst-GBA_19_0001-0607.pdf (Weber, L. (1997) Handbuch der Lagerstätten der Erze, Industrieminerale und Energierohstoffe Österreichs. Archiv für Lagerstättenforschung, Band 19)
http://geomap.geolba.ac.at/IRIS/ShowDok.cfm?IRISgbanr=138.2264 (IRIS online)
http://www.franzbernhard.x10host.com/polishedslabs.html (Franz Bernhard)

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