Pre-EX5 Mon 10. September 2018 1 days
Scheelite mine Mittersill
Guide: Johann G. Raith, Karsten Aupers & Steffen Schmidt
The scheelite deposit Felbertal, located south of Mittersill, Salzburg province, Austria, is one of the biggest producing tungsten mines outside China. It has long been regarded as the type locality of stratiform / stratabound scheelite deposits. The early days syngenetic concept of ore formation has changed fundamentally with granite-related models being nowadays favoured. Key features of tungsten mineralisation and its geological setting will be seen on this excursion and the genesis of this ore deposit will be re-evaluated on the basis of new data available. Aspects of the mineral processing of scheelite ores will complement the programme. Relevant geological outcrops and ore bodies will be visited on the underground mine tour. Participants are asked to make sure that they feel comfortable in an underground mine operation characterised by confined spaces, limited lighting and possible noise exposure. The excursion route is Salzburg - Mittersill (110 km) - Salzburg. Participants intending to join the excursion at Mittersill are asked to make their own travel arrangements.