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Hornkull silver mines (Hornkullen), Kroppa, Persberg District, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° North , 14° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Hornkulls silvergruvor (Hornkullens silvergruvor), Kroppa, Persbergs Malmtrakt, Filipstad, Värmland, Sverige

Silver mines active from the mid-1400s to 1847.
On the map occur two mines with the name Dunderkammaren (S & N), Thors hål, Smedsgruvorna, Södra Nygruvan, Norra Nygruvan. Smaller mines are: Omrguvan, Tvättgruvan, Klippgruvorna and Ahlgruvan.

In 1986 the mine Dunderkammaren was pumped dry after 150 years. Open for visitors during summer.

Mineral List

23 valid minerals.

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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Statherian - Orosirian
1600 - 2050 Ma

ID: 2636936

Age: Paleoproterozoic (1600 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Sveconorwegian orogen; Eastern Segment, upper unit

Lithology: Granite, granodiorite, syenitoid, quartz monzodiorite and metamorphic equivalents

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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Magnusson, N.H. & Carlborg, H. (1925): Persbergs malmtrakt och berggrunden i de centrala delarna av Filipstads Bergslag i Värmlands län. Beskrivning utarbetad av Kungliga Kommerskollegium och Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Stockholm, 1925, 475 p.

Stefan S. Andersson, Erik Jonsson & Karin Högdahl (2016): Metamorphism and deformation of a Palaeoproterozoic polymetallic sulphide–oxide mineralisation: Hornkullen, Bergslagen, Sweden. GFF (in press).

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