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Rakkejaur Mine, Malå, Lappland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 8' 30'' North , 19° 9' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.14185,19.15721
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Rakkejaur, Skelleftefältet


Zn, Au, Ag mine, closed in 1988. Kuroko massive sulfide deposit.

Rakkejaur is one of the bigger deposits in the so called Skellefte-field. It was mined as an open pit 1965-70, mining ceased in part cause of the technical problems to get a good concentrate. "Ore" contain appr 1ppm Au, 45 ppm Ag, .3% Cu, 2.3% Zn, 1.6%As and 27% S- but good amounts ~17 Mton.



Mineral List


16 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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 633710
Sedimentary; Slope and deep water

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Northern Europe, Svecofennian and Lapland-Kola orogens

Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Greywacke, phyllite, mica schist, meta-arkose, graphitic schist, paragneiss, conglomerate, amphibolite

Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. [2]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 2637213

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Bothnia-Skellefteå lithotectonic unit

Lithology: Metagreywacke, mica schist, graphite- and/or sulphide-bearing schist, paragneiss, migmatite, quartzite, amphibolite

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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Lager, T. (1985): The Rakkejaur deposit, a challenge to flotation process technology. IN Forssberg, K.S.E. (editor) (1985): Flotation of sulphide minerals. Amsterdam 1985, 480pp.
Jonnson, Erik (1992): Berthierit från Rakkejauer (Sic!), Skelleftefältet. Berg & Mineral. 1 (3), p. 14

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