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Iceland

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Zeolites on Iceland

Iceland
iceland

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


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Aegirine

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Alunite

Alunogen

Analcime

Anatase

Andradite

Anhydrite

Aphthitalite

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Augite

Babingtonite

Baryte

Bassanite

Blödite

Brochantite

Calcite

var: Iceland Spar

Carnallite

Cavansite

Celadonite

'Chabazite'

Chalcopyrite

Chessexite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Clinochlore

'Clinoptilolite'

Covellite

Cowlesite

Cristobalite

Eldfellite (TL)

Epidote

Epistilbite (TL)

Epsomite

'Erionite'

Ferricopiapite

Fluorite

Galeite

Galena

Garronite-Ca

'Gismondine'

Glauberite

Goethite

Gypsum

Gyrolite

Halite

Halotrichite

Heklaite (TL)

Hematite

Heterogenite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Ca

Hieratite

Hydrokenoralstonite

'Hypersthene'

Ilmenite

Ilvaite

Jakobssonite (TL)

Jarosite

'Julgoldite'

Kainite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kieserite

Laumontite

Leonardsenite (TL)

'Lévyne'

Lévyne-Ca

'Limonite'

Löweite

Maghemite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

Malladrite

Meniaylovite

Merlinoite

Mesolite

Metathénardite

Microcline

Molysite

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Illite

Natroalunite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

'Natrolite Subgroup'

Okenite

'Olivine'

Opal

Oskarssonite (TL)

'Phillipsite'

Pigeonite

Prehnite

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Rock Crystal

Rhomboclase

Rosasite

Rosenbergite

Rosickýite

Rostite

Rozenite

Salammoniac

Scolecite

Siderite

'Siliceous sinter'

'Smectite Group'

'Snottite'

Sphalerite

Starkeyite

Stellerite

'Stilbite'

Stilbite-Ca

Sulphur

Sylvite

Szomolnokite

Tamarugite

'Thénardite'

Thomsenolite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Titanite

Tobermorite

Tridymite

'Unnamed (Na-Fe Sulphate)'

Vanthoffite

Variscite

Wairakite

Wollastonite

Xonotlite

'Xylochlore'

Yugawaralite


112 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Localities in this Region

Iceland

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References

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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