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Glyvursnes Quarry, Argir, Tórshavn Municipality, Streymoy, Faroe Islands, Denmarki
Regional Level Types
Glyvursnes QuarryQuarry (Inactive)
ArgirVillage
Tórshavn MunicipalityMunicipality
StreymoyIsland
Faroe IslandsAutonomous Region
DenmarkCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
61° 58' 35'' North , 6° 44' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Quarry (Inactive) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Argir1,871 (2017)2.6km
Tórshavn13,200 (2018)4.0km
Nólsoy283 (2018)5.3km
Velbastaður148 (2018)5.7km
Hoyvík2,777 (2018)6.7km
Other Languages:
Faroese:
Glyvursnes, Argir, Tórshavnar kommuna, Streymoyar sýsla, Føroyar


Abandoned quarry near the headland of Glyvursnes about 3 km SE of Thorshavn.
June 2018:

In autumn 2017 quarry operations were re-started briefly for materials for the extension of Thorshavn harbour. The blocks were taken by truck to Glyvursnes pier, where they were loaded on barges and taken to the new harbour construction site, which was off limits and not accessible. This quarry operation will last for only few more months probably.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Atlantic OceanOcean
North Atlantic Igneous ProvinceLarge Igneous Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apophyllite'
Reference: Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona.(p.459)
'Chabazite'
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.459)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Burvald, I. (2003): Mineralforekomster på Færøyene. Norsk Bergverksmuseums Skrift 25, 29-34
'Heulandite subgroup'
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.459)
'Stilbite subgroup'
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.459)
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Burvald, I. (2003): Mineralforekomster på Færøyene. Norsk Bergverksmuseums Skrift 25, 29-34

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CuCopper
Cu CopperCu

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Görgey, R. (1910) Ein Beitrag zur topographischen Mineralogie der Färöer. Auf Grund einer mit F. Cornu unternommenen Reise, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, etc., Beilageband, 29, 269-315, pl. VII-IX.
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 Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, 563 pages, at p.459.
Burvald, I. (2003) Mineralforekomster på Færøyene. Norsk Bergverksmuseums Skrift 25, 29-34.
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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