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Finland consists of 19 regions called maakunta in Finnish and landskap in Swedish.
Regions represent dialectal, cultural and economic variations better than the former provinces, which were purely administrative divisions of the central government. Historically, regions are divisions of historical provinces of Finland, areas which represent dialects and culture more accurately.
Six Regional State Administrative Agencies were created by the state of Finland in 2010, each of them responsible for one of the regions called alue in Finnish and region in Swedish; in addition, Åland was designated a seventh region. These take over some of the tasks of the earlier Provinces of Finland (the läänis), which were abolished.
The fundamental administrative divisions of the country are the municipalities, which may also call themselves towns or cities.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
688 valid minerals. 33 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 4 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.
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
- Metamorphic rock
- Lunar, meteorite and other extra-terrestrial rock and sediment
- Meteoritic and asteroid rock
- Chondrite meteorite
- Differentiated achondrite meteorite
- ⓘ Iron meteorite
- Primitive achondrite meteorite
- Meteoritic and asteroid rock
GeochronologyMineralization age: Precambrian : 2858 Ma to 1850 ± 2 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
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Localities in this Region
- ⭔Åland Islands
- ⭔Eastern Finland Region
- Kuivista deposit
- Kuopio-Kaavi diamond field
- Kuopio-Kaavi diamond field (pipe 7)
- Outokumpu Cu-Co-Zn-Ni-Ag-Au ore field
- Savia deposit
- ⭔Lapland Region
- ⭔Northern Finland Region
- ⭔Southern Finland Region
- Pukkila gravel pit
- ⭔Raasepori (Raseborg)
- Southwestern Finland Region
- Western and Inner Finland Region
- Lappajärvi meteorite crater
- Vittinki Mn-Fe formation
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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Nordenskiöld, A. E.(1863): Beskrifning över de i Finland funna Mineralier. Helsingfors, Finska Litteratur-sällskapets tryckeri, 1863. P. Th. Stolpes förlag. 177p. (in Swedish).
Aurola, E.(Ed): (1954): The Mines and Quarries of Finland. Geological Survey of Finland, Geoteknillisiä julkaisuja. 55, 1-123
Laitakaari, A. (comp. by) (1967): Suomen mineraalien hakemisto. Index to Finnish minerals with bibliography. Bulletin de la Commission Géologique de Finlande 230. Geologinen tutkimuslaitos. 842 s. (in Finnish)
Wilke, H.-J. (1976): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 4: Skandinavien. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 370 pp. (in German)
Hytönen,K. (1999): Suomen Mineraalit. Geologian tutkimuskeskus. Erillisjulkaisu, Jyväskylä, 399 pp. (in Finnish) - Mineralogy of Finland
V. Juhani Ojala, Pär Weihed, Pasi Eilu and Markku Iljina (Eds.) (2007): Metallogeny and tectonic evolution of the Northern Fennoscandian Shield: Field trip guidebook. Geological Survey Of Finland, Guide 54, 102 pp. [http://tupa.gtk.fi/julkaisu/opas/op_054.pdf]
Maier, W.D., Lahtinen, R. & O’Brien, H. (Eds.) (2015): Mineral deposits of Finland. Elsevier, 792 pp.