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Geotrail Auernig (Start Gartnerkofel Sessellift)

Nature Trail · Hermagor-Pressegger See
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Hiking on the Geo-Trail means getting to know the history and origin of the region.
moderate
3.5 km
2:30 h
319 m
319 m
The easily accessible mass grave of a special kind, situated at the summit of the Auernig, is located in a dark grey limestone bench about eight metres thick, which geologists named "s". The mass grave contains up to one centimetre large housings of fusulins resembling a grain of cereal. These are extinct, unicellular marine animals with a rice grain-like limestone shell. Furthermore, there are net-shaped remains of bryozoans, calcareous algae and tiny shells of ostracods. The special feature is that the shells have been converted to pure quartz by silica-rich solutions. Quartz is more resistant to weathering than lime. As a result, the fusulins protrude from the limestone rock and are easily visible to the naked eye. In freshly broken lime they are much less visible. The environment in which these animals lived was a barely moving, not too deep sea area near the coast. Since there was no scree supply from the mainland at that time, a larger continuous limestone plate with largely uniform conditions could form.
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Updated: August 24, 2020

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moderate
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Highest point
1915 m
Lowest point
1661 m
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Start

Gartnerkofel Sessellift Bergstation (1875 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.566720, 13.299070
DMS
46°34'00.2"N 13°17'56.7"E
UTM
33T 369645 5158422
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Destination

Gartnerkofel Sessellift Bergstation

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Getting there

via the B90 Nassfeld main road to Nassfeld, turn off towards the Gartnerkofel chairlift valley station

Parking

Valley station Gartnerkofel chairlift

Coordinates

DD
46.566720, 13.299070
DMS
46°34'00.2"N 13°17'56.7"E
UTM
33T 369645 5158422
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The equipment varies depending on the season, but should always be with you:

- Good hiking boots, functional hiking clothing, wind jacket, headgear, rainwear, sun protection, sunscreen, hiking poles, possibly a change of underwear

- Catering: sufficient drinks, snacks!

- First aid kit!


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
319 m
Descent
319 m
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