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Mitterndorfer basin

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Mitterndorfer basin
Well established name of the elongated depression between the Dachstein group and the Totem Gebirge mountains, which is largely occupied by flat valley floors. Glacial, fluvial and fluvioglacial sediments are involved in its structure, which form gradual transitions to its mountain frame, often consisting of less resistant rocks of the Hallstatt facies. This made the line-sharp delineation difficult and made the inclusion of some isolated elevations of solid rock appear reasonable. A special feature is the drainage in 3 different directions (Grimming to SE, Salza to S and Kainischtraun to NW) and the resulting formation of two valley watersheds in the shallow basin floor. (Author: Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Karl LIEB)
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