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Lampivaara amethyst mine, Luosto, Sodankylä, Lapland, Finlandi
Regional Level Types
Lampivaara amethyst mineMine
Luosto- not defined -
Sodankylä- not defined -
LaplandRegion
FinlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 7' 11'' North , 26° 56' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.11974,26.94045
GeoHash:G#: uegjv4c2v
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Pyhäjärvi6,094 (2015)13.2km
Sodankylä8,942 (2014)36.1km
Kemijärvi8,883 (2018)50.0km


Arctic amethyst claims to be the only working amethyst mine in the world. Discovered in 1985.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Fennoscandian ShieldShield

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hytönen,K. (1999): Suomen Mineraalit. Geologian tutkimuskeskus. Erillisjulkaisu, Jyväskylä, 399 pp.; Peter Johansson (2011) Field excursion 4. The Pyhä-Luosto Fell area and the Luosto Amethyst Mine. in abstracts 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hytönen,K. (1999): Suomen Mineraalit. Geologian tutkimuskeskus. Erillisjulkaisu, Jyväskylä, 399 pp.; Peter Johansson (2011) Field excursion 4. The Pyhä-Luosto Fell area and the Luosto Amethyst Mine. in abstracts 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Peter Johansson (2011) Field excursion 4. The Pyhä-Luosto Fell area and the Luosto Amethyst Mine. in abstracts 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Peter Johansson (2011) Field excursion 4. The Pyhä-Luosto Fell area and the Luosto Amethyst Mine. in abstracts 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, Rovaniemi, Finland.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Rose Quartz-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3130608
Proterozoic I quartzite

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{mica schist,gneiss,siliclastics, consolidated}

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]

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184864
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Feldspathic sandstone,quartzite,conglomerate

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]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 645356
Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: tonalitic-granodioritic

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 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: Tonalite, granodiorite, granite gneiss, enderbite, migmatite

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]

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