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|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude:||64° North , 18° West (est.)|
|Museums in region:|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Ísland|
There are eight regions which are primarily used for statistical purposes.
Furthermore, there are 23 counties which for the most part are historical divisions. Currently, Iceland is split up among 26 magistrates that represent government in various capacities.
Mindat ArticlesIceland's zeolites by Dagmara Lesiow
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
116 valid minerals. 8 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!
Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
Localities in this Region
- ⭔Capital Region
- ⭔Eastern Region
- Berufjarðará Valley
- Cliff exposures between Skaftafell and Hoffell
- Breiðdalur- Berufjörður area
- ⭔Northeastern Region
- Northeastern Region
- ⭔Northwestern Region
- ⭔Southern Peninsula
- ⭔Southern Region
- Eyjafjallajökull volcano
- Fimmvörðuháls eruption site
- Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
- ⭔Vestmannaeyjar archipelago (Westman islands)
- ⭔Western Region
This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
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Walker, G.P.L. (1960) Zeolite zones and dike distribution in relation to the structure of the basalts of eastern Iceland. Journal of Geology, 68, 515-528.
Kristmannsdottir, H. and Tomasson, J. (1978) Zeolite zones in geothermal areas in Iceland. In: Sand, L.B. and Mumpton, F.A. (eds): Natural Zeolites: Occurrence, Properties and Use. Pergamon Press. 277-284.
Betz, V. (1981) Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record 12 (1), 5-26
Schalkhaußer, F. (1983) Fundstellen von Mineralien und Fossilien in Island. Verlag Fritz Schalkhaußer, Flemingstr. 116, München, Germany. (in German) [2nd ed. appeared in 1984]
Kristjan Sæmundsson and Einar Gunnlaugssson (1999) Islenska steinabokin. Reykjavik, xx pp. (in Icelandic)
Saemundsson, K. and Gunnlaugsson, E. (2006) Icelandic rocks and minerals. Edda UK Ltd., 234 pp.
Saemundsson, K. and Gunnlaugsson, E. (2014): Icelandic rocks and minerals. Mál og menning, 232 pp.