Gosau Group at Muttekopf

The Gosau Group at Muttekopf is one of the key research areas regarding synorogenic sediments and soft sediment deformation. It is the most spectacular and highest outcrop of the Gosau Group in the eastern Alps and sits on top of one of the large thrust sheets of the Northern Calcareous Alps (location map). Deep water sediment gravity flow deposits were deposited onto a growing syncline-anticline system during the Late Cretaceous. Some highlights of the geology of the Muttekopf area are shown here. Most of the images were published in Ortner (2001) and Ortner (2007), where you find further details on the geology of the area.

Click on the active areas of the imagemap below or use the links below to see panoramic views of the area.

From west to east:
Kogelseespitze-Parzinn ridge
Plattigspitze
Reichspitze-Schlenkerspitze ridge
Muttekopf-Rotkopf from west
Muttekopf-Alpjoch from east
Rotkopf from south
Ödkarleskopf-Pleiskopf ridge