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Road No. 95 road cut, Heiðarvatn, Breiðdalsheidi, Fljótsdalshérað, Eastern Region, Icelandi
Regional Level Types
Road No. 95 road cutRoad Cutting
HeiðarvatnLake
BreiðdalsheidiMoor
FljótsdalshéraðMunicipality
Eastern RegionRegion
IcelandCountry

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Name in Icelandic:Austurlandsvegur, Heiðarvatn, Breiðdalsheidi, Fljótsdalshérað, Austurland, Ísland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 64° 54' 11'' North , 14° 35' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 64.90306,-14.58722
GeoHash:G#: get9hp1zt
Locality type:Road Cutting
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Reyðarfjörður1,152 (2016)22.5km
Djúpivogur348 (2017)30.8km
Egilsstaðir2,303 (2016)41.4km
Fellabaer403 (2018)43.0km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Austurlandsvegur


Road cut along Road 95 ( or Skriðdals-Breiðdalsvegur)(originally entered as No. 1? road) east of Heiðarvatn.
Location for analcime and chabazite.

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Chabazite'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.
Gyrolite
Formula: NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz, photo ID: 448473
'Lévyne'
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zeolite colletion of Volker Betz
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Zeolite colletion of Volker Betz, photo id 178228
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Gyrolite9.EE.30NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Lévyne'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 73 - PHYLLOSILICATES Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets
Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets with double and single layers
Gyrolite73.2.2c.1NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3135242
Neogene undifferentiated

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185314
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 651972
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Iceland, North Atlantic, East Greenland volcanic belt

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

Lithology: Basalt, olivine basalt, tholeiite, alkali basalt, basanite, pillow basalt, flood basalt

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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