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Vardåsen Tunnel, Asker, Akershus, Norwayi
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Name in Norwegian:Vardåsen sikkerhetstunnel (Vardåstunnelen), Asker, Akershus, Norge
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 48' 26'' North , 10° 23' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.80742,10.39249
GeoHash:G#: u4xkhrxe6
Locality type:Tunnel
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Blakstad1,898 (2013)4.2km
Røyken2,775 (2014)6.7km
Tranby5,552 (2013)7.3km
Billingstad2,349 (2013)9.1km
Hyggen408 (2010)10.3km


A 400m long security railroad tunnel going from Heggedalsveien and into the Asker railroadtunnel. Several mineral specimen mostly found in cavities in Drammens granite (a biotite granite) were found and saved during the construction period (april-november 2003).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
ScandinaviaRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


24 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
'Biotite'
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Heulandite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Heulandite-K
Formula: (K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
'K Feldspar'
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bastnäsite-(Ce)5.BD.20aCe(CO3)F
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Heulandite-Ca9.GE.05(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Heulandite-K9.GE.05(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bastnäsite-(Ce)16a.1.1.1Ce(CO3)F
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
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] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Heulandite-Ca77.1.4.1(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Heulandite-K-(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
'K Feldspar'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Heulandite-K(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O CalciteCaCO3
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AnataseTiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Heulandite-K(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrookiteTiO2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Heulandite-K(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Na Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Heulandite-K(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Heulandite-K(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Heulandite-K(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Heulandite-K(K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
CeCerium
Ce Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Silurian - Proterozoic
419.2 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3191369
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: to Silurian (419.2 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Carbonate

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]

Silurian - Cambrian
419.2 - 541 Ma



ID: 3131261
Cambrian phyllite

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 541 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{phyllite}, Minor{mudstone,conglomerate}

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Stensrud, S. (2004): Mineralfunn i ny sikkerhetstunnel i Vardåsen og langs ny gangvei langs Heggedalsveien i Asker i 2002-2003. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 28: 76-102
Nordrum, F. S., Larsen, A.O. & Erambert, M. (2005): Minerals of the heulandite series in Norway- additional data and summary. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift, 30: 98-112 [with analysis of heulandite-K and heulandite-Ca from Vardåsen]

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