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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
Aegirine
Albite
var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite Group'
'Alum Group'
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)
'Erionite'
Fluorite
Galeite
Galena
Garronite-Ca
'Gismondine'
Glauberite
Goethite
Gypsum
Gyrolite
Halite
Halotrichite
Heklaite (TL)
Hematite
Heterogenite
'Heulandite'
Heulandite-Ca
Hieratite
'Hypersthene'
Ilmenite
Ilvaite
Jakobssonite (TL)
Jarosite
'Julgoldite'
Kainite
Kaolinite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Kieserite
Laumontite
Leonardsenite (TL)
'Lévyne'
Lévyne-Ca
'Limonite'
Löweite
Magnetite
Malachite
Malladrite
Meniaylovite
Merlinoite
Mesolite
Metathénardite
Microcline
Molysite
Montmorillonite
Mordenite
Muscovite
var: Illite

Natrolite
'Natrolite Subgroup'
'Obsidian'
Okenite
'Olivine'
Opal
Oskarssonite (TL)
'Phillipsite'
Pigeonite
Prehnite
'Pumpellyite'
Pyrite
'Pyroxene Group'
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Jasper
var: Rock Crystal
Ralstonite
Rosasite
Rosenbergite
Rosickýite
Salammoniac
Scolecite
Siderite
'Siliceous sinter'
'Smectite Group'
'Snottite'
Sphalerite
Stellerite
'Stilbite'
Stilbite-Ca
Sulphur
Sylvite
Tamarugite
'Thénardite'
Thomsenolite
'Thomsonite'
Thomsonite-Ca
Titanite
Tobermorite
Tridymite
'Unnamed (Na-Fe Sulphate)'
Vanthoffite
Wairakite
Wollastonite
Xonotlite
'Xylochlore'
Yugawaralite


143 entries listed. 95 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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