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Ruostesuo Mine, Kiuruvesi, Northern Savonia, Finlandi
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Ruostesuo MineMine
KiuruvesiMunicipality
Northern SavoniaRegion
FinlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 63° 35' 31'' North , 26° 21' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 63.59194,26.35528
GeoHash:G#: ue69z8x3f
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kiuruvesi9,730 (2014)14.4km
Pyhäjärvi6,138 (2014)24.0km
Pielavesi5,521 (2014)44.4km
Keitele2,832 (2014)45.4km


A zinc-pyrite-copper mine mined 1988-90. Owned by Outokumpu Co. An opencast mine.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Fennoscandian ShieldShield

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
'Biotite'
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 506.; Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Geological Survey of Finland 2008.Ruostesuo -Zinc Database.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Cummingtonite9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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 Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Cummingtonite66.1.1.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CorundumAl2O3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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: 651146
Sedimentary; Slope and deep water

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: Greywacke, phyllite, mica schist, meta-arkose, graphitic schist, paragneiss, conglomerate, amphibolite

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3130679
Proterozoic I meta-sandstone

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-sandstone}, Minor{mica schist,gneiss,amphibolite}

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: 3185432
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Svecofennian Domain

Lithology: Metasedimentary schist

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]

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

References

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 506.
Mäki, T. (1997). Volcanic hosted massive sulphide and gold deposits in the Skellefte district, Sweden and western Finland. Geological Survey of Finland.

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