The Metallogenetic Map 1:500,000

Metallogenetic maps emphasize connections between geology, tectonics and mineral deposits.

Detail from the Metallogenetic card. Industrial minerals and energy resources such as gypsum, magnesium, and iron are shown salt.
Detail from: Weber, L. (Ed.): Metallogenetic Map of Austria including Industrial Minerals and Mineral Fuels 1:500,000.
© Geological Survey of Austria

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.

Extensive notes as a standard work

Detail of a motorcycle from the front - light and part of the engine block
Iron and steel refiners, non-ferrous metals, precious metals, light metals and special-shape our daily lives.
© Geological Survey of Austria / Andreas Ortag

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.

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