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Koberg Zinc Mine, Gåsgruvan ore field, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Swedeni
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Koberg Zinc Mine, Gåsgruvan ore field, Bergslagen, Sweden

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Name(s) in local language(s):Kobergs zinkgruva, Gåsgruvefältet, Persbergs malmtrakt, Filipstad, Värmland, Sverige
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 43' 38'' North , 14° 14' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.72724,14.23830
GeoHash:G#: u6d5u1002
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Persberg249 (2017)2.6km
Filipstad6,119 (2017)4.3km
Nykroppa788 (2017)12.2km
Nordmark234 (2012)14.1km
Grythyttan859 (2017)16.8km


The deposit was discovered in 1643 where it was first worked for silver from Ag-bearing galena in the early 1700:s, and later tried in 1890:s and 1915 for zinc ore.


Regions containing this locality

Bergslagen, SwedenMining District
Eurasian Plate (Eurasia Plate)Plate
EuropeContinent
ScandinaviaRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Biotite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Dissakisite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Spessartine ?
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Spinel var: Pleonaste
Formula: (Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Zirconolite
Formula: CaZrTi2O7

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Baddeleyite4.DE.35ZrO2
Gahnite4.BB.05ZnAl2O4
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
var: Pleonaste4.BB.05(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Zirconolite4.DH.30CaZrTi2O7
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Anthophyllite9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Chondrodite9.AF.45(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Clinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Dissakisite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Spessartine ?9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Gahnite7.2.1.4ZnAl2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Zirconolite8.2.5.5CaZrTi2O7
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine ?51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chondrodite52.3.2b.2(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Clinohumite52.3.2d.1Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Dissakisite-(Ce)58.2.1a.5{CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Spinel
var: Pleonaste
-(Mg,Fe)Al2O4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Dissakisite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
O GahniteZnAl2O4
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
O ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
O Dissakisite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
F ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
MgMagnesium
Mg Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Mg Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Mg Dissakisite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
AlAluminium
Al GahniteZnAl2O4
Al Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Al Dissakisite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Si Dissakisite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
Ca Dissakisite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn GahniteZnAl2O4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2
Zr ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
CeCerium
Ce Dissakisite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Mg}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3154024
Proterozoic I meta-rhyolite

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Meta-rhyolite

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184907
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 2630839

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Sveconorwegian orogen; Eastern Segment, upper unit

Lithology: Limestone, dolomite, metamorphic

Reference: Bergman, S., M.B. Sephens, J. Andersson, B. Kathol, T. Bergman. Sveriges berggrund, skala 1:1 miljon. Sveriges geologiska undersökning K 423. [95]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, Stockholm: 5, 667.
Zakrezewski, M.a., Lustenhouwer, W.H., Nugteren, H.J. & Williams, C.T. (1992). Rare earth minerals yttrian zirconolite and allanite-(Ce) and associated minerals from Koberg Mine, Bergslagen, Sweden. Mineralogical Magazine. 56: 27-35.
Sandström, F., Lorin, T. & Strand, U. (2009): Geologi och mineralogi i Gåsgruvefältet, Filipstad. Litofilen. 26 (2): 16-38


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