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Hvalfjarðareyri (Hvaleyri), Hvalfjörður, Kjósarhreppur, Capital Region, Icelandi
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Hvalfjarðareyri (Hvaleyri)- not defined -
Hvalfjörður- not defined -
KjósarhreppurMunicipality
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
64° 19' 57'' North , 21° 44' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Grundarhverfi528 (2016)11.2km
Akranes6,612 (2016)16.1km
Mosfellsbær8,651 (2016)18.6km
Reykjavík118,918 (2017)23.2km
Seltjarnarnes4,322 (2016)23.4km
Other Languages:
Icelandic:
Hvalfjarðareyri, Hvalfjörður, Kjósarhreppur, Höfuðborgarsvæðið, Ísland


Beach outcrop northwest of Mt. Eyrarfjall and south of Hvalfjarðareyri. Low cliffs with some zeolites.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
'Chabazite'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Weisenberger, T. & Selbekk, R.S. (2009): Multi stage zeolite facies mineralization in the Hvalfjördur area, Iceland. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 98 (5): 985-999
Heulandite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Reference: Weisenberger, T. & Selbekk, R.S. (2009): Multi stage zeolite facies mineralization in the Hvalfjördur area, Iceland. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 98 (5): 985-999
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Weisenberger, T. & Selbekk, R.S. (2009): Multi stage zeolite facies mineralization in the Hvalfjördur area, Iceland. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 98 (5): 985-999
'Lévyne'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Reference: Volker Betz collection & photo, identified by Weissenberger
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981) Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-Ca9.GD.10(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Heulandite-Ca9.GE.05(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Stilbite-Ca9.GE.10NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-Ca77.1.2.1(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Heulandite-Ca77.1.4.1(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Stilbite-Ca77.1.4.3NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
NaSodium
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Na Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
AlAluminium
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
KPotassium
K Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O

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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Quaternary - Pliocene
0 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3162187
Pliocene basalt

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 5.333 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]

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]

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 657006
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 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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Volker Betz (1981): Famous Mineral Localities: Zeolites From Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Mineralogical Record. 12:5-26
Weisenberger, T. & Selbekk, R.S. (2009): Multi stage zeolite facies mineralization in the Hvalfjördur area, Iceland. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 98 (5): 985-999


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