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Kuusilampi deposit, Sotkamo, Kainuu, Finlandi
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Kuusilampi depositDeposit
SotkamoMunicipality
KainuuRegion
FinlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 63° 59' 35'' North , 28° 3' 24'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 63.99314,28.05693
GeoHash:G#: ue7un3w7j
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Low-grade Ni sulphide deposit.

Located about 3 km from the Talvivaara Sotkamo mine.

Owned by Talvivaara Mining Company Plc.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
'Biotite'
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Kuusilampi - ZINC Database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Graphite'1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Alabandite'2.CD.10MnS
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pentlandite'2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Stannite'2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
'Ullmannite'2.EB.25NiSbS
'Violarite'2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Tremolite'9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AlabanditeMnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S UllmanniteNiSbS
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CaCalcium
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn AlabanditeMnS
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS

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: 637996
Sedimentary; Clastic: continental

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: Quartzite, conglomerate, grit, tillite; minor arkose, mica schist, diabase, metabasalt, tuffite, gneiss, marble

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3159087
Proterozoic I mica

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{meta-sandstone,schist group,conglomerate}

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185058
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Karelian Domain

Lithology: Mica schist; metasedimentary schist

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]

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

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