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Pegmatite outcrops, Eibenstein an der Thaya, Raabs an der Thaya, Waldviertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° North , 15° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Name(s) in local language(s):Pegmatitaufschlüsse, Eibenstein an der Thaya, Raabs an der Thaya, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich, Österreich

Pegmatite boulders found on fields in the vicinity of Eibenstein.
The pegmatite described in the papers by Ertl et al. is a tourmaline-, topaz-, and cassiterite-bearing elbaite-subtype pegmatite characterised by very Mn-rich fluorapatite.

Not to be confused with the Hengl quarry. This is a different locality.

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Ertl, A., Hughes, J. M., Prowatke, S., Rossman, G. R., London, D., Fritz, E. A. (2003): Mn-rich tourmaline from Austria: Structure, chemistry, optical spectra, and relations to synthetic solid solutions. American Mineralogist 88, 1369-1376.

Ertl, A., Schuster, R., Prowatke, S., Brandstätter, F., Ludwig, T., Bernhardt, H.-J., Koller, F., Hughes, J. M. (2004): Mn-rich tourmaline and fluorapatite in a Variscan pegmatite from Eibenstein an der Thaya, Bohemian massif, Lower Austria. European Journal of Mineralogy 16, 551-560.

Hughes, J. M., Ertl, A., Bernhardt, H.-J., Rossman, G. R. & Rakovan, J. (2004): Mn-rich fluorapatite from Austria: Crystal structure, chemical analysis, and spectroscopic investigations. Am. Mineral. 89, 629-632.

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