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Maurliden, Norsjö, Västerbotten, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 3' 38'' North , 19° 30' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.06059,19.51657
GeoHash:G#: u7tfh5gt3
Owned/operated by:Boliden Group
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Complex sulphide (copper-zinc-gold-silver) mine, opened in 2000.

Regions containing this locality

Scandinavia

Region - 2,033 mineral species & varietal names listed

Västerbotten Province, Sweden

Province - 253 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Gudmundite
Formula: FeSbS
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
Reference:  
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference:  
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Smellie, John A.T., Mineralogical investigation of the west Maurliden mineralisation, Skellefte field, Västerbotten county. BRAP79025, 1979
'commodity:Zinc'
Formula: Zn
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Antimony'1.CA.05Sb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Boulangerite'2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
'Bournonite'2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Gudmundite'2.EB.20FeSbS
'Jamesonite'2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
'Proustite'2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
'Pyrargyrite'2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gudmundite2.12.4.2FeSbS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14

List of minerals for each chemical element

SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GudmunditeFeSbS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe GudmunditeFeSbS
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb AntimonySb
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb GudmunditeFeSbS
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14

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: 3185053
Paleoproterozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic rocks

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3132290
Proterozoic I meta-rhyolite

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Meta-rhyolite

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 638361
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: 2636958

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Bothnia-Skellefteå 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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