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Saxberget Mine, Saxberget ore field, Ludvika, Dalarna, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 60° 8' 55'' North , 14° 56' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 60.14868, 14.93615
Name(s) in local language(s):Saxberget (Saxbergsgruvan; Långfallsgruvan), Ludvika, Dalarna, Sverige
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia

The deposit was found 1880 by Skarp Jakob Jansson with the mining compass. Two claims laid by Jakob and Skarp Erik Jansson (brother?) in -83. 1889 the Saxberget Mining Co Ltd (Saxberget AB) was founded and bought 100% from the different owners. 1900 the last claim was laid on Godgruvan.
Originally mined only for copper due to the problems to get sufficient quality with the Pb& Zn conc.- later solved with a combination of wet methods and magnetic separation.

Closed in 1989.

Three orebodies have been mined as independent mines in this ore field; Rålinjegruvan, Långfallsgruvan and Godgruvan- but since (1920?) known ONLY as Saxberget (Mine).

Mineral List

17 valid minerals.

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- Tegengren (1924).
- Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar 53, 322
- Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar 46, 166
- Dana 6:A2:56.

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