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Hällefors silver mines, Hällefors, Västmanland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 51' 16'' North , 14° 28' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.85447,14.48155
Area:2.0 km2
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Hällefors silvergruvor, Hällefors, Västmanland, Sverige


Mined from 1639 to 1978. Sweden's second largest silver mine (after Sala).
The marble- and metavolcanic-hosted Pb–Zn–(Ag–Sb–As) deposits of the Hällefors district, comprise both stratabound sulphides and discordant, Ag-rich sulphide–sulphosalt veins.




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47 valid minerals.

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Statherian : 1679 Ma to 1658 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Paleoproterozoic
   Statherian
ⓘ Galena (youngest age)1658 Ma
ⓘ Galena (oldest age)1679 MaVästra ore field (Western field), Hällefors silver mines, Hällefors, Västmanland, Sweden

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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Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 2631724

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Bergslagen lithotectonic unit

Lithology: Rhyolite, dacite, 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]

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References

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Sundius, N., Parwel, A., Rajandi, B. (1966): The minerals of the silver mines of Hällefors. Sveriges geologiska undersökning, serie C VO: 614 SI: 1-20 SP: eng.
Sundius, N. and Parwel, A. (1967): Amesite from the silver mines of Hällefors,central Sweden. Mineralogical Magazine. 36, 300
Jasinski, A.W. (1983): Some aspects of the silver mineralization in the Hällefors region (Bergslagen, Sweden). Mineralogical Magazine. 47, 507-514
Jasinski, A.W. (1986): Conditions of formation of the iron-containing minerals, Hällefors silver mines, Bergslagen, Sweden. Mineralogical Magazine. 50, 101-110
- Canadian Mineralogist (1984) 22 (4), 583-593
Wagner, T., Jonsson, E., Boyce, A.J. (2005) Metamorphic ore remobilization in the Hällefors district, Bergslagen, Sweden: constraints from mineralogical and small-scale sulphur isotope studies. Mineral. Deposita, 40, 100-114.

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