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Brekke, Bamble (Bamle), Telemark, Norway

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 57' 40'' North , 9° 33' 27'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Name(s) in local language(s):Brekke (Bräkke; Brakke), Bamble kommune, Telemark fylke, Norge
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia

Located near Brevik.
Granitic gneis located of the land of the Brekke farm, SW of Brevik, Telemark, Norway. Berzelius introduced the name esmarkite (in honor of the priest and mineralogist Hans Morten Thrane Esmark (1801-1882)) for a greenish colored mineral rimmed by mica found at this locality (Erdmann 1840, see more under Esmarkite (of Berzelius)). It was later showed not to be a new mineral, but a weathered cordierite. This locality was also mentioned by Weibye (1948) as a locality for anthophyllite and the now descredited "bamlite".

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7 valid minerals.

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Erdmann, A. (1840): Undersökning af tvenne nye Mineralier, Praseolit och Esmarkit, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar: 181-190

Erdmann, A. (1842): Undersökning af några Lerjords-silikater. Bamlit, ett nytt mineral från Norrige. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar: 19-21

Weibye, P.C. (1848): Beiträge zur topographischen Mineralogie Norwegens. Archiv für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Bergbau und Hüttenkunde (C.J.B.Karsten und von Dechen) 22: 465-544

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