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KJK-EN7Roweite : Ca2Mn2+2B4O7(OH)6, Olshanskyite : Ca2[B3O3(OH)6]OH·3H2O

Shijiangshan mine, Linxi, Linxi Co., Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

Dimensions: 120 mm x 70 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 22 mm


A specimen with roweite (orange-brown) and olshanskyite (white). I addition we assume that the mineral that looks like apatite is johnbaumite(not analysed yet)

Collection of NHM Oslo

Photo Øivind Thoresen 2017
Copyright: © Øivind Thoresen      Photo ID: 855126     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 131   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4443 x 3357 pixels (14.9 Mpix)

HJF-WAVQuartz : SiO2, Hematite : Fe2O3

Vimmerkastet Area, Tinnsjå, Notodden, Telemark, Norway

Dimensions: 70 mm x 90 mm

Quartz covered with hematite from Tinn, Telemark, Norway.
Specimen belongs to Natural History Museum in Oslo. NHM reg.no 43780
Ex.coll Per Chr. Olsen

Photo Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © ØT      Photo ID: 842546     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 60   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2820 x 3360 pixels (9.5 Mpix)

DUC-TVJThortveitite : Sc2Si2O7

Ljosland 04, Knipan, Ljosland, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway

Largest Crystal Size: 65 mm


Large and good crystal of thortveitite.

Collection NHM Oslo

Photo Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © Øivind Thoresen      Photo ID: 813158     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 71   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3275 x 2797 pixels (9.2 Mpix)

HE5-6P7Scheelite : Ca(WO4)

Skjerpemyr Mine, Grua mining district, Grua, Lunner, Oppland, Norway

Largest Crystal Size: 12 mm


Scheelite from Skjerpemyr, Grua

Collection NHM Oslo

Photo Øivind Thoresen 2017
Copyright: © Øivind Thoresen      Photo ID: 813157     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 47   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4218 x 3336 pixels (14.1 Mpix)

T23-JE0Fluorite (Var: Yttrofluorite) : (Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3, Allanite-(Ce) : {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

Hundholmen, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway

Dimensions: 140 mm x 60 mm


Ytterfluorite with allanite

Collection NHM

Photo Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © Øivind Thoresen      Photo ID: 813156     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 82   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4536 x 2637 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

5JP-FNJSphalerite : ZnS

Dragehullene, Akersberget, St. Hanshaugen, Oslo, Norway

Dimensions: 80 mm x 60 mm


Specimen from the oldest mines in Norway.

Collection Natural History Museum Oslo

Photo Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © Øivind Thoresen      Photo ID: 807965     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 45   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3742 x 3006 pixels (11.2 Mpix)

R5V-KA7Leucophanite : NaCaBeSi2O6F, Aegirine : NaFe3+Si2O6, Catapleiite : Na2Zr(Si3O9)·2H2O, Astrophyllite : K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F

Låven, Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway

Dimensions: 90 mm x 60 mm x 60 mm

Old specimen collected by Brøgger & Reusch in 1875 - The astrophyllite is far to the right on the specimen.

Collection Natural History Museum Oslo

Photo Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © Øivind Thoresen      Photo ID: 807587     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 49   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4156 x 3322 pixels (13.8 Mpix)

3TR-GCCScheelite : Ca(WO4)

Skjerpemyr Mine, Grua mining district, Grua, Lunner, Oppland, Norway

Dimensions: 20 mm x 15 mm


Found by Morten Bilet and donated to the Museum

Photo Øivind Thoresen 2017
Copyright: © Øivind Thoresen      Photo ID: 806963     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 45   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4250 x 3376 pixels (14.3 Mpix)

4NK-AHXEnargite : Cu3AsS4

Ringvassøy, Troms, Norway

Largest Crystal Size: 16 mm


So far the largest enargite crystal found in Norway

Collection: Natural History Museum of Oslo

Photo Øivind Thoresen 2016
Photo ID: 792728     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 50   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3172 x 2674 pixels (8.5 Mpix)

7JY-7NJGrenmarite : Na2Zr2Na2MnZr(Si2O7)2O2F2, Nepheline : Na3K(Al4Si4O16)

Sagåsen Quarry, Sagåsen, Mørje, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway

Largest Crystal Size: 26 mm

The world best known specimen of grenmarite

Donated to the museum from Tom Engvoldsens daughter Noor.

Pictured in the book " The Langesundsfjord"

Collection Natural History Museum of Oslo

Photo Øivind Thoresen
Copyright: © Øivind Thoresen      Photo ID: 788118     Uploaded by: Geologisk Museums Venneforening ,Oslo   View Count: 124   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4377 x 3263 pixels (14.3 Mpix)
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