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.
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23.03 - 66 Ma
23.03 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)
Comments: Iceland-Faeroe Rise
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. 
|Eocene - Paleocene|
33.9 - 66 Ma
|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Comments: Continental shelf; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08
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.