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Vestmanna, Streymoy Island, Faroe Islands, Denmark

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Exposures in a roadcut, a construction site, and in the harbour.

At Vestmanna also a deep drilling project was made in 1980-1981.
Zeolites are present until depth of 600 m.



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9 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3156382
Palaeogene basalt

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt group

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]

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3186626
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Comments: Iceland-Faeroe Rise

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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]

Eocene - Paleocene
33.9 - 66 Ma



ID: 635945
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Paleogene (33.9 - 66 Ma)

Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Faroe Islands, Shetland Platform

Comments: Continental shelf; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Basalt, olivine basalt, tholeiite, alkali basalt, basanite, pillow basalt, flood basalt

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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References

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Jørgensen, Ole (2006): The regional distribution of zeolites in the basalts of the Faroe Islands and the significance of zeolites as palaeo-temperature indicators, GEUS Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, 9, 123-156
Schmitter,Franz J. (2008): Zeolithe aus dem Hohen Norden: Sammeltouren auf den Faroer-Inseln. Lapis, 33 (2), 29-35.

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