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Östanmossa mine, Röberg ore field, Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 60° 5' North , 15° 56' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 60.08333,15.93333
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Östanmossagruvan (Östanmossgruvan), Röbergsfältet , Norberg, Västmanland, Sverige


The Östanmossa mine produced iron ore from a skarn in the period from 1859 to 1934. The mine is worked to a depth of 114.9m. The Östanmossa mine is a Bastnäs-type REE deposits, belonging to the subtype (2) of Sahlström (Norberg type) in that it is enriched in heavy REE (HREE), Y, Mg, Ca, and F. The REE deposits are hosted in skarns associated with marble horizons in a strongly Na, K, and/or Mg-altered, metavolcanic succession.

Östanmossa deposit is the type locality for dollaseite-(Ce).

Mineral List


21 valid minerals. 2 (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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 637714
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: intermediate

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Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08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: Felsic and intermediate volcanic 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]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 2637014

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Bergslagen lithotectonic unit

Lithology: Rhyolite, dacite, 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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References

Geijer, P. (1926): Norbergite and Fluoborite, two new minerals from the Norberg mining district. Preliminary report. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlinger. 48, 84-85.

Geijer, P. (1927): Some mineral associations from the Norberg District. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning, 20, l-32 [first note on dollaseite-(Ce) as "magnesium orthite" from Östanmoss mine]

Peacor, D. R. & Dunn, P. J.: (1988): Dollaseite-(Ce) (magnesium orthite redefined): Structure refinement and implications for F + M2+ substitutions in epidote-group minerals. American Mineralogist. 73: 838- 842

Grew et al. (1991): Dissakisite-(Ce), a New member of the epidote group and the Mg analogue of allanite-(Ce), from Antarctica. American Mineralogist, 76, 1990-1997.

Holtstam, D., Andersson, U.B. (2007): The REE minerals of the Bastnäs-type deposits, South-Central Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 45, 1073-1114

Sahlström, Fredrik (2014): Stable Isotope Systematics of Skarn-hosted REE-silicate Magnetite mineralisations in Central Bergslagen, Sweden, Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper Nr 279, 87 pages

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