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Skutesundskjær (Skudesundskjær), Barkevik area, Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 0' 20'' North , 9° 50' 54'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.0054956784, 9.84826318651
Name(s) in local language(s):Skutesundskjærene (Skudesundskjærene)
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia

The Skutesundskjær locality consist of 2 small skerries about 30 x 20 m and 40 x 20 m large. It is the type locality of rosenbuschite. Since 1973, the skerries is protected as a natural heritage (site of geological interest) and collecting or removal of mineral materials from the islands is strictly forbidden. (Cf. the laws of 1970-06-19-63-§11 and §12 cf. Law -2009-06-19-100-§77).

Mineral List

33 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Brøgger, W.C. (1887): Foreløpig meddelelse om Mineralerne paa de sydnorske augit-og nefelinsyeniters grovkornige gange. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar 9, 247-274

Brøgger, W.C. (1890): Die Mineralien der Syenitpegmatitgänge der südnorwegischen Augit-und Nephelinsyenite. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie und Mineral. 16. 663 pp

Neumann, H. (1962): Contributions to the mineralogy of Norway. No 13. Rosenbuschite and its relation to Götzenite. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift 42, 179-186

Oftedal, I. (1962): Contribution to the geochemistry of nephelinesyenitic pegmatite in the Langesundsfjord area. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 42, 167-177 [with analysis of Ca, Sr and Ba in feldspars from Skudesundskjær]

Eldjarn, K. (1973): Fredning av Skudesundskjærene ved Barkevik. NAGS-nytt 1 (2), 11

Andersen, F.,Berge, S.A. & Burvald, I. (1996): Die Mineralien des Langesundsfjords und des umgebenden Larvikit-Gebietes, Oslo-Region, Norwegen. MineralienWelt 7(4):21-100'

Larsen, A.O. (2001): Chemical composition of catapleiites from the syenite pegmatites in the Larvik plutonic complex, Norway. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 18, 5-9 [with analysis on catapleiites from skudesundskjær]

Larsen, A.O., Åsheim, A. & Gault, R.A. (2005): Ferrokentbrooksite (Brøggers xanthopite) from Skutesundskjær in the Langesundsfjord district, Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift, 30: 63-67

Larsen, A.O. & Erambert, Muriel (2010): Mosandritt og rinkitt fra nefelinsyenittpegmatitter i Langesundsfjordområdet. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift.43: 95-102 [with an analysis of mosandrite from this locality (The specimen was labelled "johnstrupite")]

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