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Kåbuland, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 31' 46'' North , 7° 54' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.52955,7.91477
GeoHash:G#: u4msungr7
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Kåbuland, Iveland kommune, Aust-agder fylke, Norge

Kåbuland is the name of a farm situated 8.2 km N of the centre of Iveland, Birketveit. The coordinates are given for the farmhouses.

Bjørlykke (1934) only registered two quarries, while Barth (1947) in his map has four quarries drawn in, and finally Stensrud (2009) lists six quarries.

What Stensrud (2009) described as Kåbuland 1, is actually a group of three quarries close together.

Many collectors believe the underground quarry to be the Amerika mine, while it actually is the large quarry a little bit more to the NE. Had the quarry been an underground workings in Bjørlykke's time (1930s), it would feel natural to include this detail. Since Bjørlykke (1934) does not mention such a detail, it is logical to assume that it would be an open pit.

At page 216 Pedersen (2007) writes "Der er to gruver heime på Kåbuland, Tunnelen nedst og Amerikagruva øvst."

Translated: "There are two quarries at the Kåbuland farm, Tunnelen in front and the Amerika quarry behind it."

This was told to him by miner Tellef Kåbuland who worked in these quarries.

Specimens of thortveitite labelled as originating from the Kåbuland 1 quarry are probably mislabelled, and should be labelled Kåbuland 6.

In 2004 (?) the Kåbuland 6 mine was emptied for water, and many good thortveitite specimens were collected. In 2017 the mine was again emptied, and an even larger quantity of thortveitite was collected, among which a specimen containing at least 1 kg of thortveitite.

Coordinates © Kartverket - https://www.kartverket.no

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541 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3186372
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Granitoid gneiss; orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3133829
Proterozoic I gabbro

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{gabbro}, Minor{diorite,plutonic ultramafic group,meta-gabbro}

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]

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Pedersen, R. (ed) (2007): Iveland V: Gruvedrift. Iveland Bygdesogenemd, p 334
Ewing, R. C. (1973): Vickers hardness and reflectance determinations for metamict AB2O6-type rare earth Ti-Nb-Ta oxides. American Mineralogist. 58, 942-944 [With analysis of aeschynite from Kåbuland]
Barth, T. F. W. (1947): The nickeliferous Iveland-Evje amphibolite, and its relation. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 168a, 71p.
Bjørlykke, H. (1934): The Mineral Paragenesis and Classification of the Granite Pegmatites of Iveland, Setesdal, Southern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 14, 211-311.
Stensrud, S. (2009): De opptredende mineraler på granittpegmatittganger i Iveland og Evje. Unpublished paper based on 4 previous papers written together with Johan Løchen.

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