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Sapphirine locality, Ivesdalsfjellet, Vikeså, Bjerkreim, Rogaland, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 41' 36'' North , 6° 10' 37'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.69339,6.17713
GeoHash:G#: u4kmusf1c
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Safirin-forekomsten, Ivesdalsfjellet, Vikeså, Bjerkreim, Rogaland, Norge

A 400m long and 2 m thick folded layer rich in euhedral sapphirine crystals in a lens with various garnet bearing folded migmatites (cordierite-spinel-and garnet-cordierite-hypersthene granofelses). The rock is medium-grained except the sapphirine (about 20 % of the rock) which occurs in about 2 cm long lath-shaped crystals.
The locality is now closed for collecting, protected as area of particular geological interest.

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8 valid minerals.

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541 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3186372
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Granitoid gneiss; orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3130876
Proterozoic I granite

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{granite}, Minor{granodiorite-diorite group,meta-granite,meta-granodiorite-diorite 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]

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Hermans, G. A. E. M. ; Hakestege, A. L. ; Jansen, J. B. H. & Poorter, R. P. E. (1976): Sapphirine occurrence near Vikeså in Rogaland, southwestern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift 56 (4): 397-412
Maijer, C., Hermans, G. A. E. M., Tobi, A. C. & Jansen, J. B. H. (1987): Day 8- The metamorphic envelope of the Rogaland intrusive complex (continuation). in Majier, C. & Padget, P. (eds) (1987): The geology of southernmost Norway: an excursion guide. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Special publication no. 1 , 81-87

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