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Hvannasund, Viðoy Island, Faroe Islands, Denmarki
Regional Level Types
Hvannasund- not defined -
Viðoy IslandIsland
Faroe IslandsGroup of Islands
DenmarkCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 19' 20'' North , 6° 32' 7'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.32222,-6.53528
GeoHash:G#: gg56e33jk
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hvannasund271 (2017)2.9km
Norðdepil170 (2017)3.1km
Klaksvík4,664 (2018)11.0km
Leirvík960 (2012)14.9km
Oyndarfjørður206 (2012)16.8km


Quarry on road from Hvannasund to Viðareiði.
A community on the southwest coast of Viðoy

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
North Atlantic Igneous ProvinceLarge Igneous Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Detailed Mineral List:

'Chabazite'
Habit: 1-4cm
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record 12:5-26; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. pp. 102
'Heulandite subgroup'
Habit: micro
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record 12:5-26; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. pp. 102,256
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

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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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3190364
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Comments: Iceland-Faeroe Rise

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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]

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3134023
Palaeogene basalt

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt group

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]

Eocene - Paleocene
33.9 - 66 Ma



ID: 647967
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Paleogene (33.9 - 66 Ma)

Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Faroe Islands, Shetland Platform

Comments: Continental shelf; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 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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Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record 12:5-26
Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona. pp. 102,256


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