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Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
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Latitude: 59°51'13"N
Longitude: 14°15'34"E
 
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.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Adelite (TL)
Aegirine
Aikinite
Akrochordite (TL)
Alamosite
Albite
Algodonite
Allactite
Allanite-(Ce)
Alleghanyite
'α-Vredenburgite'
Altaite
Aminoffite (TL)
Andalusite
Andradite
Anhydrite
Antigorite
Antimony
'Apatite'
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
Arakiite (TL)
Armangite (TL)
Arsenic
Arseniopleite
Arsenoclasite (TL)
Arsenopyrite
Augite
var: Urbanite

Awaruite
Azurite
Banalsite
Barylite (TL)
Barysilite
Baryte
Barytocalcite
Bementite
Benstonite
Bergslagite (TL)
Berzeliite (TL)
Betekhtinite
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
'var: Manganophyllite'
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bixbyite
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
Epidote-(Pb)
Ericssonite (TL)
Ericssonite-2O (TL)
Eveite (TL)
Feitknechtite
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

Gypsum
Harmotome
Hausmannite
Hedenbergite
Hedyphane (TL)
'Heliophyllite' (TL)
Helvine
Hematite
Hematolite
Hiärneite (TL)
Hisingerite
Hörnesite
'Hyalophane'
Hyalotekite (TL)
Hydrocerussite (TL)
'Hydrogrossular'
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
'Olmiit'
Opal
Orpiment
Orthoclase
Orthopinakiolite (TL)
Pargasite
Parwelite (TL)
Paulmooreite (TL)
Pectolite
Pentlandite
Periclase
Perite (TL)
Phenakite
'Phillipsite'
Philolithite (TL)
Phlogopite
'Picrotephroite'
Piemontite
Pinakiolite (TL)
Plumbonacrite
'Potassic-richterite'
Powellite
Prehnite
Pyrite
Pyroaurite (TL)
Pyroaurite-2H (TL)
Pyrobelonite (TL)
Pyrochroite
Pyrolusite
Pyrophanite
Pyrophyllite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Quenselite (TL)
Rammelsbergite
Realgar
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Richterite (TL)
var: Marmairolite
Roeblingite
'Roméite Group'
'var: Atopite'
'var: Mauzeliite'
'var: Monimolite'
'var: Weslienite'
Roquesite
Rouseite (TL)
Rutile
Sahlinite (TL)
Sarkinite
'Scapolite'
Scheelite
Senaite
Sénarmontite
Sepiolite
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
Topaz
'Tourmaline'
Tremolite
Trigonite (TL)
Trimerite
Turneaureite (TL)
Valentinite
Valleriite
Vanadinite
Vesuvianite
Welinite (TL)
Welshite (TL)
Wermlandite (TL)
Wickmanite (TL)
Willemite
Wittichenite
Wollastonite
Xonotlite
Zenzénite (TL)
Zircon
Zoisite


343 entries listed. 287 valid minerals. 72 type localities (valid minerals). 1 type locality (other).

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

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.

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


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