The Metallogenetic Map 1:500,000
Metallogenetic maps emphasize connections between geology, tectonics and mineral deposits.
Mineral deposits of similar metal content, similar genetic origin, and showing a strong association with a particular geologic and/or tectonic unit, are combined to define a metallogenetic district.
Metallogenetic maps may be of interest to the mining industry as a basis for decision making in prospecting or exploration programs, but also support geoscientific investigations and research.
The notes and further details on the map are shown in the accompanying "Handbook of deposits of metal ores, industrial minerals and energy commodities in Austria", which gives the latest knowledge on the mineral deposits in Austria. Topics range from a detailed description of the geological structure of Austria, a detailed description of the deposits or the metallogenetic districts according to geological-tectonic units up to the geochemical and geochronological characteristics of the mineral deposits. In a final chapter the existing differences of opinion about the Metallogenese the Eastern Alps are described.