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Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

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View over part of the upper dumps and the Nya Schaktet (New Shaft) headframe at Långban

Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
Collecting at Trädgårdsvarpen

Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
View over part of the upper dumps and the Nya Schaktet (New Shaft) headframe at Långban

Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
Collecting at Trädgårdsvarpen

Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
View over part of the upper dumps and the Nya Schaktet (New Shaft) headframe at Långban

Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
Collecting at Trädgårdsvarpen

Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 51' 13'' North , 14° 15' 34'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.8536111111, 14.2594444444
Name(s) in local language(s):Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sverige


Metamorphosed manganese-iron deposit with extremely complex skarns and pegmatites. Around 300 minerals have been found here, of which 30 minerals have been found only here. See also the related deposits of Jakobsberg and Harstigen.

NB. It is prohibited by Swedish law to collect at certain places in Långban.

Hyalophane from Långban contains 3.1 ppm Tl on average (Rader et al., 2015).

Mineral List

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

Adelite (TL)

Aegirine

var: Urbanite (FRL)

Aikinite

Akrochordite (TL)

Alamosite

Albite

Algodonite

Allactite

Allanite-(Ce)

Alleghanyite

'α-Vredenburgite' (FRL)

Altaite

Aminoffite (TL)

Andalusite

Andradite

Anhydrite

Antigorite

Antimony

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Arakiite (TL)

Armangite (TL)

Arsenic

Arseniopleite

Arsenoclasite (TL)

Arsenopyrite

Awaruite

Azurite

Banalsite

Barylite (TL)

Barysilite

Baryte

Barytocalcite

Bementite

Benstonite

Bergslagite (TL)

Berzeliite (TL)

Betekhtinite

Bindheimite

'Biotite'

'var: Manganophyllite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bixbyite

Blatterite

Blixite (TL)

Bornite

Brandtite

Braunite

Britvinite (TL)

Bromellite (TL)

Brucite

Brugnatellite

Bustamite

Calcite

Caryinite (TL)

Caryopilite

Cassiterite

Celsian

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chondrodite

Chrysotile

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

Clinochrysotile

Clinohumite

Clinozoisite

Cobaltite

Cobaltpentlandite

Copper

Cordierite

Covellite

Crednerite

Cubanite

Cuprite

Cuprostibite

Cymrite

Datolite

Digenite

Diopside

var: Schefferite

Dixenite (TL)

Djurleite

Dolomite

Domeykite

Dravite

Ecdemite (TL)

Epidote

Ericssonite (TL)

'Ericssonite-2O' (FRL)

Eveite (TL)

Feitknechtite

Ferri-winchite ?

Ferro-actinolite

Filipstadite (TL)

Finnemanite (TL)

Flinkite

Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite

Fluornatroroméite

'Fluoro-arfvedsonite' ?

Forsterite

Franklinite

Fredrikssonite (TL)

Freedite (TL)

Freieslebenite

Friedelite

Gabrielsonite (TL)

Gahnite

Galaxite

Galena

Ganomalite (TL)

Ganophyllite

Gasparite-(Ce)

Gatedalite (TL)

Gedrite

Glauconite

Goethite

Gonyerite (TL)

Graphite

Grossular

var: Hibschite

'Grossular-Hibschite Series'

Gypsum

Hancockite

Harmotome

Hausmannite

Hedenbergite

Hedyphane (TL)

Heliophyllite (TL)

Helvine

Hematite

Hematolite

Hiärneite (TL)

Hisingerite

Hörnesite

Hyalophane

Hyalotekite (TL)

Hydrocerussite (TL)

Hydrotalcite

Hydroxycalcioroméite

Hyttsjöite (TL)

Ilvaite

Inesite

Ingersonite (TL)

Iwakiite

Jacobsite

Jagoite (TL)

Joesmithite (TL)

Johannsenite

Julgoldite-(Fe2+) (TL)

Julgoldite-(Fe3+) (TL)

Kaolinite

Katoptrite

Kentrolite (TL)

Kinoshitalite

Koutekite

Kutnohorite

'Lamprophanite'

Lanarkite

Långbanite (TL)

Långbanshyttanite (TL)

Laumontite

Lead

Lepidocrocite

Leucophoenicite

Litharge

Lizardite

Löllingite

Ludwigite

Macedonite

Magnesioferrite

Magnesio-hastingsite

Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S

Magnetite

Magnetoplumbite (TL)

Magnussonite (TL)

Malachite

Manganarsite (TL)

Manganberzeliite (TL)

Manganhumite

Manganite

Manganohörnesite (TL)

Manganosite

Manganostibite

Marcasite

Margarosanite

Marialite

Massicot

Melanotekite (TL)

Mendipite

Microcline

Mimetite

var: Campylite

Minium

Molybdenite

Molybdophyllite (TL)

Monazite-(Ce)

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

Nadorite

Nasonite

Natrolite

Neotocite

Nisbite

Norsethite

Olmiite

Opal

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Orthopinakiolite (TL)

Pargasite

Parwelite (TL)

Paulmooreite (TL)

Pectolite

Pentlandite

Periclase

Perite (TL)

Phenakite

'Phillipsite'

Philolithite (TL)

Phlogopite

'Picrotephroite'

Piemontite

Pinakiolite (TL)

var: Sb-rich pinakiolite

Plumbonacrite

'Potassic-richterite'

Powellite

Prehnite

Pyrite

Pyroaurite (TL)

'Pyroaurite-2H' (FRL)

Pyrobelonite (TL)

Pyrochroite

var: Hydrohausmannite (FRL)

Pyrolusite

Pyrophanite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Quenselite (TL)

Rammelsbergite

Realgar

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Richterite (TL)

var: Astochite

var: Marmairolite

Roeblingite

'Roméite Group'

'var: Atopite'

'var: Mauzeliite'

'var: Monimolite'

'var: Weslienite'

Roquesite

Rouseite (TL)

Rutile

Sahlinite (TL)

Sarkinite

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Senaite

Senarmontite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Sillimanite

Silver

Sonolite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spionkopite

Stannoidite

Stenhuggarite (TL)

Stevensite

Stibarsen

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stolzite

Sundiusite (TL)

Svabite

Svanbergite

Sverigeite (TL)

Swedenborgite (TL)

Synadelphite

Takéuchiite (TL)

Talc

Taramellite

Tegengrenite

Tennantite

Tephroite

Tetraferriphlogopite

Tetrahedrite

Tetrawickmanite

Thaumasite

Thomsonite-Ca

Tilasite (TL)

Titanite

Todorokite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Trigonite (TL)

Trimerite

Turneaureite (TL)

'UM1983-30-AsO:FeHMgMnZn'

'UM1986-05-AsO:HMn'

'UM1986-06-AsO:HMn'

Valentinite

Valleriite

Vanadinite

Vesuvianite

Welinite (TL)

Welshite (TL)

Wermlandite (TL)

Wickmanite (TL)

Wiklundite (TL)

Willemite

Wittichenite

Wollastonite

Xonotlite

Zenzénite (TL)

Zircon

Zoisite


296 valid minerals. 72 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 5 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Localities in this Region


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References

Sjögren, A. (1886): Mineralogiska notiser XII. Fynd af allaktit i Långbans grufvor. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlinger. 8: 473-474.

Flink, G. (1891): Mineralogische Notizen III, 5. Braunit von Langbanshyttan, Meddelanden fran Stockholms Högskola, Vol. 115, pp. 3-9

Flink, G. (1891): Mineralogische Notizen III, 7. Kentrolith von Langbanshyttan, Meddelanden fran Stockholms Högskola, Vol. 115, pp. 14-20

Sjögren, H. (1895): Preliminära meddelanden om några undersökningar på svenska mineral. 4. Tilasit eller fluor-adelit från Långban. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 17, 291-294

Flink, G. (1920): Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 42, 436.

Flink, G. (1927): Förteckning på Stockholms Högskolas samling av nya eller ofullständigt beskrivna mineral från Långban (fortsättning).Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 49, 138-142.

von Eckermann, H. (1927): A new Manganese-Chlorite from Långban. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 49, 450-454.

Magnusson, N.H. (1930): Långbans malmtrakt. Geologisk beskrivning. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Serie Ca 23.

Hurlbut, C. S. (1937): Aminoffite, a new mineral from Långban, Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 59, 290-292

Mason, B. (1942): Bixbyite from Långban. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 64, 117-125.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951): The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 857, 900, 927, 1021, 1028, 1032, 1033, 1036, 1037, 1039, 1040.

Gabrielson, O. (1956): Magnussonite, a new arsenite mineral from the Långban mine, Sweden. Arkiv för Mineralogi och Geologi. 2, 133-135

Kautz, K. (1967): Faseriger Hedyphan yon Långban (Schweden): eine orientierte Verwachsung mit Antigorit. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 14, 224-228 (in German).

Burke, E.A.J. and C. Kieft (1971): Second occurrence of makedonite [macedonite], PbTiO3, Langban, Sweden. Lithos. 4, 101–104.

Dunn, P. J. (1978): Tungstenian tetrawickmanite from Långban. Mineralogical Record. 9, 41

Boström, K., Rydell, H., and Joensuu, O. (1979): Långban - An exhalative sedimentary deposit? Economic Geology. 74, 1002-1011.

Rocks & Minerals. (1983): 58: 288.

Hansen, S., Fälth, L., Petersen, O. V. & Johnson, O. (1984): Bergslagite, a new mineral species from Långban, Sweden: Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. 1984, 257-262

Hansen, S. , Fälth, L. & Johnsen, O. (1984): Bergslagite , a mineral with tetrahedral berylloarsenate sheet anions. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. 160, 73-80

Rocks & Minerals. (1985): 60: 237-242.

Burke, E. A. J. (1986): Koutekit and some other opaque minerals new for Långban, Sweden. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. 1986, 59-64.

Rocks & Minerals. (1987): 62, 166.

Rocks & Minerals. (1988): 63, 456.

Nysten, P. (1988): Cassiterite from Långban, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar.110, 292

Mofjell, E. (1990): Aragonit, Långban. Långbansnytt. vol 6. [reprinted in: Långbansnytt. De första 20 åren 1983-2003. Långbansällskapet - Skrifter och rapporter. 2, 48]

Blatter, F. (1997): Bergbau in Langban, Sweden. Aufschluss. 48 (2), 97-123. (in German).

Holtstam, D. & Langhof, J. eds. (1999): Långban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers. Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 216.

Jonsson, E. and Broman, C. (2002): Fluid inclusions in late-stage Pb–Mn–As–Sb mineral assemblages in the Långban deposit, Bergslagen, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 40, 47-65.

Christy, A.G. & Gatedal, K. (2005): Extremely Pb-rich rock-forming silicates including a beryllian scapolite and associated minerals in a skarn from Långban, Värmland, Sweden. Mineralogical Magazine. 69, 995-1018.

Jonsson, E. & Hålenius, U. (2010): Mn3+ bearing pargasite from the Långban Fe-Mn oxide mineralisation, Bergslagen, Sweden. GFF. 132: 167-172

Rader, S., Mazdab, F., Barton, M. (2015): A Survey of thallium concentrations
in igneous and hydrothermal minerals. Goldschmidt Conference, Abstracts, pdf. no. 2570


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