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Zeolites on Iceland


Name(s) in local language(s): Ísland
There are eight regions which are primarily used for statistical purposes.
Furthermore, there are 23 counties which for the most part are historical divisions. Currently, Iceland is split up among 26 magistrates that represent government in various capacities.

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Iceland's zeolites by Dagmara Lesiow

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136 entries listed. 94 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Walker, G.P.L. (1960): Zeolite zones and dike distribution in relation to the structure of the basalts of eastern Iceland. Journal of Geology, 68, 515-528.

Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record 12 (1), 5-26

Schalkhaußer, F. (1983): Fundstellen von Mineralien und Fossilien in Island. Verlag Fritz Schalkhaußer, Flemingstr. 116, München, Germany. (in German) [2nd ed. appeared in 1984]

Kristjan Sæmundsson & Einar Gunnlaugssson (1999): Islenska steinabokin. Reykjavik, xx pp. (in Icelandish)

Saemundsson, K. & Gunnlaugsson, E. (2006): Icelandic rocks and minerals. Edda UK Ltd., 234 pp.

Saemundsson, K. & Gunnlaugsson, E. (2014): Icelandic rocks and minerals. Mál og menning, 232 pp.

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