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Vestgötabreen Formation, Oscar II land, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norwayi
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Vestgötabreen FormationFormation
Oscar II land- not defined -
SpitsbergenIsland
SvalbardArchipelago
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78° 26' North , 12° 49' East
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Norwegian:
Vestgötabreen Formasjonen, Oscar II Land, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norge


Glaucophane schists and eclogites.

The Vestagötbreen Formation is exposed in the Skipperbreen-Vestgötabreen ridge (78°26'N. 12°49'E.) through to southern Motalafjella (78°20'N.12°58' E.) as a narrow fault bounded unit, approximately 300 m thick (Kanat 1984).

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16 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Hirajima, T., Hiroi, Y. & Ohita, Y. (1984): Lawsonite and pumpellyite from the Vestgötabreen Formation in Spitsbergen. Norsk geologisk Tidsskrift. 64: 267-273
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
'Crossite'
Reference: Hirajima, T., Hiroi, Y. & Ohita, Y. (1984): Lawsonite and pumpellyite from the Vestgötabreen Formation in Spitsbergen. Norsk geologisk Tidsskrift. 64: 267-273
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Hirajima, T., Hiroi, Y. & Ohita, Y. (1984): Lawsonite and pumpellyite from the Vestgötabreen Formation in Spitsbergen. Norsk geologisk Tidsskrift. 64: 267-273
Ferro-glaucophane
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Hirajima, T., Hiroi, Y. & Ohita, Y. (1984): Lawsonite and pumpellyite from the Vestgötabreen Formation in Spitsbergen. Norsk geologisk Tidsskrift. 64: 267-273
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Glaucophane
Formula: ◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Jadeite
Formula: Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Lawsonite
Formula: CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Hirajima, T., Hiroi, Y. & Ohita, Y. (1984): Lawsonite and pumpellyite from the Vestgötabreen Formation in Spitsbergen. Norsk geologisk Tidsskrift. 64: 267-273
'Mica Group'
Reference: Hirajima, T., Hiroi, Y. & Ohita, Y. (1984): Lawsonite and pumpellyite from the Vestgötabreen Formation in Spitsbergen. Norsk geologisk Tidsskrift. 64: 267-273
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Muscovite var: Phengite
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: Hirajima, T., Hiroi, Y. & Ohita, Y. (1984): Lawsonite and pumpellyite from the Vestgötabreen Formation in Spitsbergen. Norsk geologisk Tidsskrift. 64: 267-273
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ferro-glaucophane9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Glaucophane9.DE.25◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Jadeite9.DA.25Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Lawsonite9.BE.05CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Phengite9.EC.15KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Omphacite9.DA.20(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Crossite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Mica Group'-
'Pumpellyite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Lawsonite56.2.3.1CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
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 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Jadeite65.1.3c.1Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Omphacite65.1.3b.1(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Glaucophane66.1.3c.1◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Crossite'-
Ferro-glaucophane-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Mica Group'-
Muscovite
var: Phengite
-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
'Pumpellyite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
O Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
O Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O CalciteCaCO3
O RutileTiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Na Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Na Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Mg Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Mg Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Al Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Al Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Si Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Si Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Fe Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Fe Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

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Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Hirajima, T., Hiroi, Y. & Ohita, Y. (1984): Lawsonite and pumpellyite from the Vestgötabreen Formation in Spitsbergen. Norsk geologisk Tidsskrift. 64: 267-273

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