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Bjønndalen Quarry, Nittedal, Akershus, Norway

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View of the lowest part of the quarry.

Bjønndalen Quarry, Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 60° 0' 16'' North , 10° 54' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 60.00447,10.90617
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Bjønndalen bruk, Nittedal kommune, Akershus fylke, Norge

Quarry in operation. Permian rhombic porphyry is quarried for constructions and gravel.

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Permian - Carboniferous
252.17 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 643223
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: intermediate

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)

Description: East European Platform, Ural Mountains, Fennoscandian Shield- Gulf of Bothnia-Oslo graben

Comments: Craton cover; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Dacite, latite, andesite, rhyolite and related pyroclastic rocks

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]

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Berg, H.-J. (1990a): Etter Neumann. Wulfenitt. STEIN 17 (3),40
Berg, H.-J. (1990b): Etter Neumann. Stilpnomelan. STEIN 17 (4),37
Berg, H. J. (1994): Bjønndalen Bruk. STEIN 21 (3), 205-216
Kvamsdal, L. O. (1995): Nytt om mineraler. Bjønndalen Bruk. STEIN 22 (2), 109
Werner, R. (1995): Ryktebørsen. STEIN 22 (4), 206-211 [on find of cuprite and tenorite]
Wiik, G. H. (2003): Portrett Einar Ødegård. STEIN 30 (1): 6-10
Nordrum, F. S. ; Larsen, A. O. & Erambert, M. (2003): Minerals of the heulandite series in Norway - a progress report. Norsk Bergverksmuseum skrift 25: 51-62 [with analysis on heulandite-Ca]
Berg, H.-J. & Ødegård, E. (2003): Mineralene i Bjønndalen Bruk. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 25, 23-28
Berg, H.-J. & Selbekk, R. S.(2007): Et nyfunn av fenakitt i Bjønndalen bruk. STEIN 34 (3 + 4), 32 and 30 [on a find of phenakite]
Kvamsdal, L.O. & Ødegård, E. (2014): Strontianitt fra Bjønndalen Bruk, Nittedal, Akershus. Stein. 41 (3), 28-29
Larsen, K. E. (2015). Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2013-2015. Norsk Mineralsymposium 2015, 79-88.

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