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Norðoyri, Borðoy Island, Faroe Islands, Denmark

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 13' North , 6° 32' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.21667,-6.53333
GeoHash:G#: gg53gq4w6
Other regions containing this locality:North Atlantic Igneous Province
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Norðoyri, Borðoy, Føroyar ( Færøerne), Danmark
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Nordoyri; Nordöre


Betz (1981) mentions that stilbite occurs abundantly along the shoreline south of Norðoyri.
Schmitter (2008) describes finds in a roadcut.


Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

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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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3158438
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]

Eocene - Paleocene
33.9 - 66 Ma



ID: 645533
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Comments: Continental shelf; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08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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Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record 12 (1), 5-26.
Schmitter, F. J. (2008): Zeolithe aus dem Hohen Norden: Sammeltouren auf den Faroer-Inseln. Lapis, 33 (2): 29-35

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