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Lovisagruvan (Lovisa Mine), Lindesberg, Örebro County, Swedeni
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Lovisagruvan (Lovisa Mine), Bergslagen mining district, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
59° 43' 20'' North , 15° 10' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Storå1,967 (2017)2.3km
Stråssa288 (2017)2.5km
Gusselby292 (2017)8.5km
Ramsberg203 (2017)8.9km
Lindesberg9,571 (2017)14.9km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Lovisagruvan


Active Zn-Pb mine. Ore discovered 1985, mine opened 2004.
400 000 ton ore with zinc 22 %, lead 14 % and minor silver. The ore consists of a 0,8 m wide slice, traced down to 300 m below ground.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Bitumen'
Colour: black, brown
Description: Very common in vugs as black to brown small drops. A coal like type can be found in larger specimens of more than 100 mm size, but notice - these specimens are highly radioactive.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Habit: Different shapes. Twins are common
Colour: light brown nearly colorless to reddish brown
Description: Crystals up to 20 mm, normally only few millimeters.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Kjell Gatedal
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Colour: light blue, violet
Description: Crystals very rare, normally massive in fracture fillings.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Galena
Formula: PbS
Habit: Cubes with octahedral corners
Colour: metallic gray
Description: Ore forming mineral. Sometimes as secondary grown small crystals in vugs in the ore.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Kjell Gatedal
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Colour: greenish yellow
Description: Normally as thin fracture fillings in zinkblende ore. Rarely as coatings on other crystals in vugs. Easily confused with a more common yellowish green chlorite mineral.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Colour: Colorless, White
Description: Sometimes yellow coatings of goethite. Normally very small blades. Often in spherical aggregates, up to 10 mm in diameter but normally only a few mm.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
'Hornblende'
Reference: Kjell Gatedal
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Pyrolusite ?
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Habit: Elongated prisms
Colour: reddish brown, very rare green
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Kjell Gatedal
Silver
Formula: Ag
Habit: Wire silver or massive
Colour: metallic white
Description: Wire silver in small cavities in galena ore. The vire silver are very fast covered by black acantite needles. Up to 15 mm in lenght but normally only a few mm. Massive thin flakes in fractures in a magnetite/chlorite rock.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Colour: black, brown. green
Description: Ore forming mineral. Sometimes as secondary grown small crystals in vugs in the ore. Normally brown.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Kjell Gatedal
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Colour: Yellow, grayish white (rare)
Description: Yellow pyramidal crystals up to 3 mm, normally smaller. Bladed crystals are very rare.
Reference: Sandström, F. & Lorin, T.(2008): Lovisagruvan, Lindesberg. Litofilen 25 (1): 18-38

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Pyrolusite ?4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Pyrolusite ?4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
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)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CerussitePbCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O QuartzSiO2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GreenockiteCdS
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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