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Tuften (Tuften 1 Quarry; Tuften 2 Quarry), Tvedalen, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway

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Me guiding a Mineral Society

Tuften, Tvedalen, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway
Pocket filled with natrolite specimens

Tuften, Tvedalen, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway
Me guiding a Mineral Society

Tuften, Tvedalen, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway
Pocket filled with natrolite specimens

Tuften, Tvedalen, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway
Name(s) in local language(s): Tuften larvikittbrudd, Tvedalen (Tveidalen), Larvik kommune, Vestfold fylke, Norge
One of the major areas for larvikite quarries in Tvedalen, and in the central Tvedalen area. The first quarry on this hill was Svensken, but then during the years more quarries have been opened and older ones have changed names, often making an exact locality determination of this quarry complex pretty difficult. At the moment the names of the quarries in this complex is A/S Granit and Tuften.
Larvikite is an alkali syenite rich in labradorescent feldspar, used as facing stone.

The alleged new minerals UK-7 and UK-10 have been found in Tuften quarry.

Mineral List

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

164 entries listed. 103 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region


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Larsen, A. O. (1981): Kloritt (chamositt) fra Tvedalen. NAGS-Nytt 8 (3), 8

Engvoldsen, T., Andersen, F., Berge, S. A. & Burvald, I. (1991): Pegmatittmineraler fra Larvik ringkompleks. STEIN 18 (1), 15-71

Haugen, A. & Ellingsen, H. V. (1991): Hvordan man finner et nytt mineral. STEIN 18 (3), 28-29. [on the found of hingganite-(Y)]

Åsheim, A. (1994): Hamberg(itt). STEIN 21 (2), 117-119

Andersen, F., Berge, S. A. & Burvald, I. (1996): Die Mineralien des Langesundsfjords und des umgebenden Larvikit-Gebietes, Oslo-Region, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt 7(4), 21-100

Nordrum, F. S. (1999): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1998-1999. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 87-90

Nordrum, F. S. (2000): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1999-2000. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 17: 59-63

Larsen, A.O. & Gault, R.A. (2002): Calcio-ancylite-(Ce) from syenite pegmatite at Tvedalen, Oslo region, Norway. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie. Monatshefte, 2002 (9): 411-423

Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N. V., Larsen, A.O., Merlino, S.,Pasero, M., Pushcharovsky, D.Y., Ivaldi, G., Zadov, A.E., Grishin, V. G., Åsheim, A., Taftø, J. & Chistyakova, N.I. (2003): Sphaerobertrandite, Be3SiO4(OH)2: new data, crystal structure and genesis. European Journal of Mineralogy. 15: 157-166

Nordrum, F. S. (2004): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2003-2004. STEIN 31 (2), 36-44

Nordrum, F.S. (2006): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2005-2006. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 33: 56-62

Nordrum, F.S. (2009): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2008-2009. STEIN 36 (2), 6-17

Raade, G., Grice, J.D., Cooper, M.A. (2009): Alflarsenite, a new beryllium-silicate zeolite from a syenitic pegmatite in the Larvik plutonic complex, Oslo Region, Norway. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, 893-900.

Larsen, K. E. (2010): Alflarsenitt- ett nytt mineral. Stein. 37 (4): 27 [abstract]

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