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Skútin Cave, Nólsoy, Faroe Islands, Denmarki
Regional Level Types
Skútin CaveCave
NólsoyIsland
Faroe IslandsAutonomous Region
DenmarkCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
61° 58' 32'' North , 6° 39' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Nólsoy283 (2018)3.8km
Argir1,871 (2017)6.3km
Tórshavn13,200 (2018)7.0km
Hoyvík2,777 (2018)9.1km
Hvítanes104 (2012)9.5km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Zeolithhule
Other Languages:
Alemannic:
Zeolithhule, Färöer, Dänemark
Faroese:
Skútin (Zeolitholan), Nólsoy, Føroyar


Large cavity near sea level, known since the 18th century as the "zeolite cave", allegedly only approachable from the sea. Access from Land is difficult but possible. The location is known at least since 1789.


Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Atlantic OceanOcean
North Atlantic Igneous ProvinceLarge Igneous Province
Eysturoy Region, Faroe Islands, DenmarkTraditional Region

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apophyllite'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record 12 (1), 5-26.; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. p.495
'Chabazite'
Habit: rhombohedra to 25mm
Colour: white
Reference: Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. p. 102
'Chabazite var: Phacolite'
Habit: crystals to25mm
Colour: white
Reference: Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. p. 102
'Stilbite subgroup'
Habit: bowties to 3cm long, flattend blades
Colour: colorless to cream
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record 12 (1), 5-26.; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. p.495
'Thomsonite'
Habit: radial blades
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record 12 (1), 5-26.; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. p.495
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
OOxygen
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
NaSodium
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
West, J.F. (ed.) (1970) The Journals of the Stanley Expedition to the Faroe Islands and Iceland in 1789. Torshavn: Foroya Frodskaparfelag, 1970.
Betz, V. (1981) Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. The Mineralogical Record 12:1, 5-26.
Tschernich, R.W. (1992) Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. p. 102,459,495.
Ghizzoni, S., Mazzoleni, G., Boscardin, M., Viviana, F. (2007) Le zeoliti delle Isole FØROYAR ( Faroer). Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 14, pp. 63-72 (in Italian).

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