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Katterås, Vegusdal, Birkenes, Aust-Agder, Norwayi
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Beautiful cross-section of a pegmatite at Katterås.

Katterås 5 Pegmatite, Katterås, Vegusdal, Birkenes, Aust-Agder, Norway
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Detail of biotite crystals growing from the roof of a pegmatite at Katterås.

Katterås 5 Pegmatite, Katterås, Vegusdal, Birkenes, Aust-Agder, Norway
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
58° 32' 6'' North , 7° 56' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Byglandsfjord332 (2014)16.5km
Birkeland2,254 (2010)28.1km
Vennesla10,931 (2014)29.7km
Tveit1,397 (2010)35.0km
Justvik1,630 (2014)37.9km
Other Languages:
Norwegian:
Katterås, Vegusdal, Birkenes, Aust-Agder, Norge


The feldspar quarries in the granite pegmatite dikes belonging to the Katterås Farm about 1,5 km W of Birkeland in Iveland, are located close to the border of Iveland municipality, but inside the Birkenes municipality. They are listed by Bjørlykke (1934) together with the pegmatites of Iveland.

There is uncertainty regarding the Katterås quarries and the published litterature refering to them: Frigstad (1968) did not manage to find Bjørlykke(1934)'s "Katterås 1" locality at the Øygardsheia, though he found a quarry fitting Bjørlykke's description at another location, ca. 700 m to the SW.

Bjørlykke (1934) gives the following information:
= > "104. Katterås 1. The southern feldspar quarry on the hill Øigardsheia."
=> "105. Katterås 2, about 20 m north of Katterås l."

Assuming Bjørlykke was wrong about the name of the hill, then the three quarries clearly visible at the altitude map, close to the border with the Birkeland farm, can actually be nr. 1, 2 and 4.

Nr. 1 : 58.53445,7.932
Nr. 2 : 58.53431,7.93199
Nr. 4 : 58.53441,7.93269

Frigstad did not differentiate between the quarries he called Katterås 4.

Frigstad (1968) observed a cleavelandite zone only in the eastern quarry, while Bjørlykke (1934) observed cleavelandite in the northern quarry.

That would also imply that the Katterås 4 locality did not exist at the time Bjørlykke visited Katterås , since nr. 4 is located 40 m E of 1 and 2.

These discrepancies suggests that there actually could be quarries at the Øygardsheia that have yet to be rediscovered.

Candidates ssen from altitude maps are:
58.54099°N 7.92835°Ø
58.54073°N 7.92781°Ø
58.5415°N 7.92866°Ø

Since this puzzle is not going to be solved soon, the threee quarries as mentioned here are assigned the numbers 1, 2 and 4. Should anyone rediscover the quarries at the Øygardsheia, then obviously these here should be re-numbered.

The coordinates are for the farmhouse.

Coordinates © Kartverket - https://www.kartverket.no

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15 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Bjørlykke, H. (1934): The Mineral Paragenesis and Classification of the Granite Pegmatites of Iveland, Setesdal, Southern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 14, 211-311
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Reference: Bjørlykke, H. (1937): The granite pegmatites of southern Norway. American Mineralogist 22: 241-255
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.
'Euxenite Group'
Reference: Bjørlykke, H. (1934) The Mineral Paragenesis and Classification of the Granite Pegmatites of Iveland, Setesdal, Southern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 14: 211-311
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Bjørlykke, H. (1934) The Mineral Paragenesis and Classification of the Granite Pegmatites of Iveland, Setesdal, Southern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 14: 211-311
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: YFe3+Nb2O8
Reference: Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Reference: Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo. (p. 136); Neumann (1985) : Norges mineraler. Norges geologiske undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 78
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Columbite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Nb2O6
Euxenite-(Y)4.DG.05(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Microlite Group'4.00.A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Samarskite-(Y)4.DB.25YFe3+Nb2O8
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Ta2O6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Euxenite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Samarskite-(Y)8.1.11.1YFe3+Nb2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Microlite Group'8.2.2.1A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
AB2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4Mn2+Nb2O6
Euxenite-(Y)8.3.8.2(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3Mn2+Ta2O6
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
-Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Euxenite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Microcline
var: Amazonite
-K(AlSi3O8)
'Monazite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
O Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
MnManganese
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Mn Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
YYttrium
Y Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Y Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Nb Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Nb Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
Ce Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Ta Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ta Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
ThThorium
Th Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
UUranium
U Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6

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Bjørlykke, H. (1934) The Mineral Paragenesis and Classification of the Granite Pegmatites of Iveland, Setesdal, Southern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 14, 211-311
Stensrud, S. (2009) De opptredende mineraler på granittpegmatittganger i Iveland og Evje. Unpublished paper based on 4 previous papers written together with Johan Løchen.
Frigstad, O. F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.

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