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Molybdenum mine, Höllental gorge, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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View of the Höllental lead-molybdenum mining area, ca. 1920.

Molybdenum mine, Höllental gorge, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
View of the Höllental lead-molybdenum mining area, in 1953.

Molybdenum mine, Höllental gorge, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 26' 33'' North , 11° 2' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.44263,11.04670
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Molybdängrube, Höllental-Klamm, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberbayern, Bayern, Deutschland


Pb-Mo deposit in Triassic limestones, worked for lead ore and wulfenite until 1923. Some dumps remain in the area east of the Höllental gorge, about 7 km SW of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


Mineral List


6 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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Carnian - Anisian
228 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 2601644

Age: Triassic (228 - 247.2 Ma)

Description: marine deposits

Comments: Upper Austroalpine (locally Lower Austroalpine in the Stubai Alps)

Lithology: Limestone, dolostone

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

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References

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Hegemann, F. (1949): Die Herkunft des Mo, V, As und Cr im Wulfenit der alpinen Blei-Zinklagerstätten. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 1 (5/6), 690-715 (in German).
Lapis 7(5), 13 (1982)
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Schwarz, P. (1992): Das Molybdänbergwerk Höllental 1907-1925: Ringen um einen seltenen Rohstoff. Deutsches Museum: Abhandlungen und Berichte, Neue Folge, Band 9, 240 pp.
Simon, P. & Hanneberg, A. (2006): Zur Geschichte des Blei-Zink-Bergbaus bei Nassereith in Tirol. res montanarum 39, 66-83.

 
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