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Mount Skessa, Reydarfjörđur, Fjarðabyggð, Eastern Region, Icelandi
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Mount SkessaMountain
ReydarfjörđurFjord
FjarðabyggðMunicipality
Eastern RegionRegion
IcelandCountry

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Name in Icelandic:Skessa, Reydarfjörđur, Fjarðabyggð, Austurland, Ísland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 0' 29'' North , 14° 16' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.00833,-14.28333
GeoHash:G#: getcffrhy
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Reyðarfjörður1,152 (2016)4.0km
Eskifjörður1,014 (2016)14.5km
Fáskrúðsfjörður654 (2017)15.1km
Breiðdalsvík130 (2017)27.3km
Stöðvarfjörður189 (2016)27.4km


Walker (1962) reported zeolites found in amygdales in feldspar-porphyritic basalts of the stratigraphic unit, Graenavatn Porphyritic basalt group, in the northern face of Mt. Skessa, at the head of the fjord Reydarfjörđur.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
'Chabazite'
Reference: Walker, G. P. L. (1962) Garronite, a New Zeolite, from Ireland and Iceland. Mineralogical Magazine. 33: 173-186; Volker Betz (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record 12:5-26
Garronite-Ca
Formula: Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Reference: Walker, G. P. L. (1962) Garronite, a New Zeolite, from Ireland and Iceland. Mineralogical Magazine. 33: 173-186; Volker Betz (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record 12:5-26
'Gismondine'
Reference: Volker Betz (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record 12:5-26
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Walker, G. P. L. (1962) Garronite, a New Zeolite, from Ireland and Iceland. Mineralogical Magazine. 33: 173-186.
'Lévyne'
Reference: Walker, G. P. L. (1962) Garronite, a New Zeolite, from Ireland and Iceland. Mineralogical Magazine. 33: 173-186.; Volker Betz (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record 12:5-26
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Walker, G. P. L. (1962) Garronite, a New Zeolite, from Ireland and Iceland. Mineralogical Magazine. 33: 173-186.
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Volker Betz (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record 12:5-26
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: No reference listed
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1962 33 : 173-186.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Garronite-Ca9.GC.05Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
'Gismondine'9..
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Garronite-Ca77.1.3.3Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
'Gismondine'77.1.3.1
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Garronite-CaNa2Ca5Al12Si20O64 · 27H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3135242
Neogene undifferentiated

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

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]

Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185314
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 651972
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Iceland, North Atlantic, East Greenland volcanic belt

Comments: Oceanic basin; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Basalt, olivine basalt, tholeiite, alkali basalt, basanite, pillow basalt, flood basalt

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]

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

References

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Walker, G. P. L. (1962) Garronite, a New Zeolite, from Ireland and Iceland. Mineralogical Magazine. 33: 173-186.
Volker Betz (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record, 12: 5-26

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