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Kristineberg Mine, Malå, Lappland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 3' 56'' North , 18° 33' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.06572,18.56416
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Owned/operated by:Boliden AB
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

The deposit is situated in a wide zone of sericitized and chloritized supracrustals, originally quartz and feldspar rich acid volcanics. The ore zone strikes E-W and the dip varies between 45° and 70° S. The plunge is approximately 45° SW. The hostrock surrounding the are is strongly schistose sericite-quartzite with varying chlorite content. The are zone consists of talc-chlorite schist, usually best developed in the hanging wall.
There are two major are lenses. A and A3. Both are mixed sulphides with contents of gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead and sulphur. In terms of value- zinc is the most important are.

Kristineberg is among the first ores found in the so called Skellefte-district, and also the first one to be confirmed through electrical ore prospecting (geophysics) in 1918. 1930-34 further investigations and 35 the shaft is sunk to 90 m level, decision to start mining -37 and the first ore leaves for Boliden in 1940. Kristineberg was the starting point of the ropeway passing thrugh the district, passing Rakkejaur to Boliden. Today among deepest mines in Sweden with mining at +1100 meters.

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

25 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 650240
Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: tonalitic-granodioritic

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Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08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: Tonalite, granite, diorite, granodiorite, monzonite, migmatite

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]

1800 - 2050 Ma

ID: 2636125

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Bothnia-Skellefteå lithotectonic unit

Lithology: Granitoid and subordinate syenitoid, metamorphic

Reference: Bergman, S., M.B. Sephens, J. Andersson, B. Kathol, T. Bergman. Sveriges berggrund, skala 1:1 miljon. Sveriges geologiska undersökning K 423. [95]

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Rocks & Minerals (1939): 14: 141.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1011.
Du Rietz; Kribergit, ett nytt mineral från Kristinebergs gruva i Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, "GFF" 67, 78-79 (1945).
Du Rietz; Geology and ores of the Kristineberg deposit.SGU ser C no 524 (1953).
Mineralogical Magazine (1989): 53: 385.

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