Østre Kjørstad quarry, Kjørstad (Kjørrestad), Bamble (Bamle), Telemark, Norway
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||58° 57' 15'' North , 9° 35' 50'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||58.95422,9.59744|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Scandinavia|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Østre Kjørstad feltspatbrudd, Kjørstad, Bamble kommune, Telemark, Norge|
A feldspar quarry in granite pegmatite located about 300m N of the Østre Kjørstad farm.
The locality is located in the hill between Bamble Golfpark and Vallevegen. The tailings from the pegmatite was widely used for the contstruction of roads in the Brevikstrand-Stangodden area a bit further north.
Note on the coordinates:
The cordinates for the locality given here is what the map "kart.1881.no" calls the Østre Kjørstad farm. The location of the quarry as presented in Andersen (1931) doesn't seem to correspond with what has been written here above.
300 m N of the farm (Andersen 1931) would place the quarry in the middle of the golf course.
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2 valid minerals.
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1000 - 1600 Ma
|Mesoproterozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes|
Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)
Description: Sveconorwegian Complex
Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.
Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.