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Aksel Österlöf's Photo Gallery

View of the old processing plant and headframe

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Laisvall Mine, Arjeplog, Norrbotten County, Sweden

The old processing plant and headframe at Laisvall. According to the Boliden company homepage, the first concentrate shipped from the mine was in December 1943. Already in 1949 a new plant is under construction and the year after the mine is planned for a production of 500kton/year. Scanned postcard.
Photo ID: 1024847     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 687 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

Kiruna- Mine?

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Kiirunavaara Mine, Kiruna Town, Kiruna, Norrbotten County, Sweden

Postcard sent 6th of April 1902 from Kiruna to Stockholm. Aunt Majken has sent textiles which Ingrid have transformed into a nice dress. Mine benches are clearly to be seen but without snow, thus the photo ought to be from 1901. According to the companys official historyM "On November 15 1902, the Swedish and Norwegian parts of the Malmbanan are officially joined at Riksgränsen& The King Oscar II inaugurates the completed Malmbanan on July 14 the year after". Stamp and postcard collection AÖ.
Photo ID: 958848     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 22   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2166 x 1441 pixels (3.1 Mpix)

Postcard

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Kiirunavaara Mine, Kiruna Town, Kiruna, Norrbotten County, Sweden

Postcard from the Mine likely around 1905-1910. Its mailed as a "greetings from Lappland" february 1910 thus the picture ought to be earlier
Photo ID: 908837     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 45   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1624 x 1024 pixels (1.7 Mpix)

LTQ-VW5Monazite-(Ce) Ce(PO4) , Apatite Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

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Malmberget, Gällivare, Norrbotten County, Sweden

Dimensions: 30 mm x 30 mm x 60 mm
Field of View: 30 mm

Monazite-(Ce) lamellas, up to 9 mm long in a green apatite crystal from the Tingvallskulle orebody. The resulting EDS curve is published as 643491 clearly showing Ce>>La. Collection and photo AÖ 2014.
Copyright: © AÖ 2014      Photo ID: 644265     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 272   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 900 x 850 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

7XC-0T6Calcite CaCO3

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Osmundsberget, Rättvik, Dalarna County, Sweden

Dimensions: 60 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm

Pyrite which still show nice lustre and crystal faces, but its also easy to note all the internal cracks between the individual crystals which formed the group.
Visual identification. AÖ photo and (still in the collection, but will go tomorrow) 2014.
Copyright: © AÖ 2014      Photo ID: 615022     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 313   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 900 x 867 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

M52-QAMAcanthite Ag2S

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Garpenberg Södra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna County, Sweden

Field of View: 3.0 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 0.8 mm

One group with Acanthite (likely) crystals in a "galena cut" from Garpenberg Mine, photo enlarged 160 times. Coll& Pic AÖ 2014. Size hard to give.
Copyright: © AÖ 2014      Photo ID: 615013     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 216   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 753 x 563 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

A0Q-TKFGalena PbS , Talc Mg3Si4O10(OH)2 , Chalcopyrite CuFeS2

Multiple photos available
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Garpenberg Södra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna County, Sweden

Dimensions: 60 mm x 50 mm x 60 mm

Somewhat odd galena specimen from the Garpenberg Mine. Its like if someone had a saw to make a cut (6 mm wide)in the galena- leaving it filled (previously) with talc- now less talc. At arrows are some groups with very small, black crystals- which might be acanthite. Chalcopyrite occur as a rim around the circumference- perhaps mixed with a another mineral. Collection and photo AÖ 2014. Child photo show backside of specimen w a smooth surface (no cleavage from galena)and some tiny cracks w probably more acanthite crystals.
Copyright: © AÖ 2014      Photo ID: 615004     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 191   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 900 x 843 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

YVE-VTNPyrite FeS2 , Quartz SiO2

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Kvinnersta Torp, Axberg, Örebro, Örebro County, Sweden

Largest Crystal Size: 2.5 mm

Pyrite "Sword" from Kvinnersta torp, Närke. The empty voids are former calcite crystals, dissolved w. HCl. Collection and photo AÖ 2014.
Copyright: © AÖ 2014      Photo ID: 614996     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 162   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 756 x 567 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

D35-LCPBismuthinite Bi2S3

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Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland County, Sweden

Dimensions: 45 mm x 30 mm x 15 mm
Field of View: 30 mm

A good bismuthinite specimen from the famous Bastnäs mines. In the bottom a few mm with cerite& allanite then a layer with ~15 mm bismuthinite (some surface oxidezed)& a "wave" (valley, ridge, valley)as contact to waste (not identified). Specimen and photo AÖ 2014.
Copyright: © AÖ 2014      Photo ID: 614991     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 249   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 742 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

XD2-9R8Lanthanite-(Ce) (Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)3·8H2O , Allanite Group {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland County, Sweden

Dimensions: 55 mm x 38 mm x 35 mm

Rather good specimen with Lanthanite-(Ce) crystals (a bit crowded though) on black allanite and brownish....(not checked). Collected by Lennart Öhman- now with the photographer AÖ 2014. To the right a fresher surface with cerite-(Ce) and some sec. Cu-minerals.
Copyright: © AÖ 2014      Photo ID: 614989     Uploaded by: Aksel Österlöf   View Count: 334   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 900 x 604 pixels (0.5 Mpix)
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