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Hovåsen Feldspar Quarry, Eptevann, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway
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Hovåsen Feldspar Quarry, Eptevann, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway

Photo: Peter Andresen
Name(s) in local language(s): Hovåsen (Håvåsen; Eptevann 4)
A feldspar quarry worked in a large granite pegmatite dike on the eastern slope of the hill Hovåsen.
Large beryl crystals with a diameter of total 110 cm (!) were found here in 1947-1948. The largest found measured 3,25 m in length and 1,30 m in diameter.
Bjørlykke locality nr 87.

Mineral List

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Columbite-(Fe)-Tantalite-(Fe) Series'

17 entries listed. 12 valid minerals.

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Bjørlykke, H. (1934): The Mineral Paragenesis and Classification of the Granite Pegmatites of Iveland, Setesdal, Southern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 14, 211-311

Rosenqvist, I.Th. (1949): Store beryllkrystaller i Iveland. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift 27,233

Strand, T. (1953): Euclase from Iveland, occurring as an alteration product of beryl. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift 31,1-5

Müller, A., Kearsley, A., Spratt, J. and Seltmann, R. (2012): Petrogenetic implications of magmatic garnet in granitic pegmatites from Southern Norway. Canadian Mineralogist. 50, 1095-1115

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