Museum Bramberg

20 | 04 | 2024

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A look at the minerals of the Hohe Tauern

The Bramberg Museum’s mineral collection not only offers an impressive presentation of stones from all over the world, but also places a special focus on the minerals of the Hohe Tauern. This area, which stretches across Austria, is of outstanding geological importance and contains a multitude of unique minerals.

The minerals of the Hohe Tauern are of great interest to scientists and geologists as they provide insights into the geological history and tectonic processes of the region. The museum’s collection contains rare and unique specimens that are the result of complex geological processes such as metamorphosis, volcanism and mineral formation.

The exhibition is based in the basement of the museum.

The exhibition is based in the basement of the museum.

Particularly noteworthy are the wonderful epidote steps from the famous site on the Knappenwand. These are mostly finds from the time of the Hofer Brüder excavations. The collection also includes some of the best titanite crystals found in the Hohe Tauern. The famous kainosite crystal from the Hopffeldgraben in the Obersulzbachtal valley and an impressive milarite specimen can also be found in the exhibition.

The great etched quartz from the Teufelsmühle.

The great etched quartz from the Teufelsmühle.

In addition to emeralds from the Leckbachrinne, highlights include the fantastic etched quartz from the Teufelsmühle in the Habachtal. Outside, there is a multitude of first-class specimens from the valleys of the Hohe Tauern to discover.

The Bramberg Museum’s mineral collection is therefore not just for admiration, but also for scientific research and education. It is a valuable resource for collectors, mineralogists and scientists interested in the geological diversity and unique minerals of the Hohe Tauern.

Autor / Author
Matthias Benz / Germany
www.matthiasbenz.de