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Saltfjellet, Rana, Nordland, Norwayi
Regional Level Types
SaltfjelletMountain Area
RanaMunicipality
NordlandCounty
NorwayCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
66° North , 14° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~60km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Other Languages:
French:
Saltfjellet, Rana, Nordland, Norvège
Norwegian:
Saltfjellet, Rana, Nordland, Norge
Russian:
Салтфьеллет, Рана, Нурланн, Норвегия
Simplified Chinese:
薩爾特山脈, 拉納, 诺尔兰郡, 挪威
Catalan:
Saltfjellet, Rana, Nordland, Noruega
Cebuano:
Saltfjellet, Rana, Nordland Fylke
Danish:
Saltfjellet, Rana, Nordland, Norge
Dutch:
Saltfjellet, Rana, Nordland, Noorwegen
Japanese:
サルトフェレト, ラナ, ヌールラン県, ノルウェー
Norwegian (Nynorsk):
Saltfjellet, Rana, Nordland fylke, Noreg
Swedish:
Saltfjellet, Rana kommun, Nordland fylke, Norge


A mountain area.
Mineralogically interesting are the socalled "kyanite zones" at Saltfjellet (Brastad 1982, Neumann 1985).

Müller et al. (2019) describes three elongated lenses of kyanite quartzites located at the SW slope of the Nasafjell (1210 m a.s.l.), south of Saltfjellet and eastsoutheast of Bolna Railway station.

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12 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Geological Survey of Norway. The Industrial Mineral Database. Deposit area 1833 - 337. Stødi
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Müller, A., van den Kerhof, A. M., & Broekmans, M. A. (2012, January). Trace element content and optical cathodoluminescence of kyanite. In Proceedings of the 10th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM) (pp. 453-461). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Müller, A., Wanvik, J. E. & Kronz, A. (2005) Norwegian kyanite quartzites - potential resources of high purity quartz? Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse (NGU) Report nr. 2005.039
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Geological Survey of Norway. The Industrial Mineral Database. Deposit area 1833 - 337. Stødi
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Geological Survey of Norway. The Industrial Mineral Database. Deposit area 1833 - 337. Stødi
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Selbekk R.S. (2010): Norges mineraler. En revidert utgave av Norges mineraler (Neumann 1985). Tapir-NGU-NHM. 552p [p. 415]
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Müller, A., van den Kerhof, A. M., & Broekmans, M. A. (2012, January). Trace element content and optical cathodoluminescence of kyanite. In Proceedings of the 10th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM) (pp. 453-461). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Svanbergite ?
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Habit: Sugarlike, finegrained aggregates
Colour: white
Description: Found in lazulite ctystals. The identification is based on XRD ( not conclusive) and deductive raisoning (the combination lazulite-svanbergite in likewise localities in other parts of Norway and Sweden (Braastad 1982, Neumann 1985)
Reference: Braastad, K. (1982): Lazulite og svanbergite fra kyanittsonen på Saltfjellet. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p 94-95: Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, 278 pp (p. 108).
'Svanbergite-Woodhouseite Series'
Reference: Braastad, K. (1982): Lazulite og svanbergite fra kyanittsonen på Saltfjellet. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p 94-95
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Müller, A., van den Kerhof, A. M., & Broekmans, M. A. (2012, January). Trace element content and optical cathodoluminescence of kyanite. In Proceedings of the 10th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM) (pp. 453-461). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Lazulite8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Svanbergite ?8.BL.05SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'K Feldspar'-
'Svanbergite-Woodhouseite Series'-

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
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Svanbergite ?43.4.1.6SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
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 [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,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
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'K Feldspar'-
'Svanbergite-Woodhouseite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O RutileTiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
SrStrontium
Sr SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Braastad, K. (1982): Lazulite og svanbergite fra kyanittsonen på Saltfjellet. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p 94-95
Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, 278 pp ( p. 108).
Müller, A., Wanvik, J. E. & Kronz, A. (2005) Norwegian kyanite quartzites - potential resources of high purity quartz? Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse (NGU) Report nr. 2005.039

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltfjellet
Wikidata ID:Q2582803
GeoNames ID:3140491

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