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Sagåsen Quarry (Saga 3 Quarry), Sagåsen, Mørje, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway
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Name(s) in local language(s): Sagåsen larvikittbrudd (Sagåsenbruddet), Sagåsen (Strandåsen), Mørje, Porsgrunn kommune, Telemark fylke, Norge
 
Larvikite quarry located approx. where the Saga 1 quarry was, but on a lower level. A large, nearly horizontal pegmatite vein was exposed in 2003, and produced a large number of both rare and good quality minerals. This vein, similar to the famous vein in the Saga 1 quarry, is still well exposed (situation May 2009).
The quarry is still operating, and it is expected to be one of the most exciting localities in the larvikite area also in the future.

Mineral List

Aegirine
Albite
Amesite
Amphibole Supergroup
Analcime
Ancylite-(Ce)
Annite
Arsenopyrite
Astrophyllite
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Behoite
Berborite
Bertrandite
'Biotite'
Böhmite
Britholite-(Ce)
Calcite
Cancrinite
Catapleiite
Cerite-(Ce)
Cerussite
Chiavennite
'Chlorite Group'
Diaspore
Epididymite
Eudidymite
Ferrokentbrooksite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluorite
Galena
Gibbsite
Goethite
Gonnardite
Gonyerite
Grenmarite
Hambergite
Helvine
Hematite
Heulandite-Ca
Hydrocerussite
Hydrozincite
Ilmenite
Kentbrooksite ?
Låvenite
Leucophanite
Löllingite
Microcline
Molybdenite
Monazite-(Ce)
Montmorillonite
Mosandrite
Natrolite
var: Spreustein
Neotocite
Nepheline
Nordstrandite
Parisite-(Ce)
Pectolite
Polylithionite
Powellite
Pyrite
Pyrochlore Group
Pyrophanite
Pyrrhotite
Qilianshanite
Rhodochrosite
Rosenbuschite
Sérandite
Sodalite
var: Hackmanite
Sphalerite
Tadzhikite-(Ce)
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorite
Tritomite-(Ce)
Tvedalite
Wöhlerite
Wulfenite
Zircon
Zirsilite-(Ce)


82 entries listed. 76 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

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

Larsen, A.O., Åsheim, A. and Gault, R. A. (2005): Minerals of the eudialyte group from the Sagåsen larvikite quarry, Porsgrunn, Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter 30: 58-62

Larsen, A.O. & Erambert, M. (2005): Neotocite and hisingerite from nepheline syenite pegmatites in the Larvik plutonic complex, Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter 30:68-71 (with analysis of neotocite from Sagåsen].

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

Nordrum, F. S. (2007): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2006-2007. STEIN 34 (2), 14-26

Nordrum, F.S. (2008): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2007-2008. STEIN 35 (2), 8-20 [on a find of cancrinite]

Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 pp.

Larsen, A.O. & Erambert, Muriel (2010): Mosandritt og rinkitt fra nefelinsyenittpegmatitter i Langesundsfjordområdet. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift.43: 95-102 [with an analysis of mosandrite from this locality]

Andersen, T., Erambert, M., Larsen, A.O. & Selbekk, R.S. (2012): Petrology of nepheline syenite pegmatites in the Oslo Rift, Norway: Zr and Ti mineral assemblages in miaskitic and agpaitic pegmatites in the Larvik Plutonic Complex. Mineralogia Polonica. 43(2), 3- 34 [with analysis of astrophyllite, eudialyte group minerals from Sagåsen]

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