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Gamle Mørefjær Mine (Mørfjær Mine), Neskilen Mines, Arendal, Agder, Norwayi
Regional Level Types
Gamle Mørefjær Mine (Mørfjær Mine)Mine (Flooded)
Neskilen MinesGroup of Mines
ArendalMunicipality
AgderCounty
NorwayCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
58° 29' 35'' North , 8° 51' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Mine (Flooded) - last checked 2011
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Arendal30,916 (2017)6.0km
Tvedestrand1,975 (2016)15.0km
Rykene647 (2013)15.7km
Fevik4,989 (2014)16.5km
Grimstad9,561 (2017)22.8km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Gamle Mørfjær gruve; Myhrefiær; Mørefjerd; Mørefjell
Other Languages:
Norwegian:
Gamle Mørefjær gruve, Neskilen jerngruver, Arendal, Agder, Norge


One of the deepest mines at Neskilen, 226 m deep. Known for producing good samples of analcime and groups of elongated prismatic scapolite crystals, among other minerals. The mine is today filled with water and inaccessible. Dangerous!

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Larsen, K.E. (2011): Mineralene i Arendals skarn-jernmalm-forekomster; mer enn 200 års mineralogihistorie. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 46: 57-82
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Scheerer, Th. (1845): Geognostisk-mineralogiske Skizzer- samlede paa en Reise i sommeren 1842. Nyt Magasin for Naturvidenskaberne. 4, 126-164
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Strøm, H.C. (1836): Forsøg til et Grundrids af Mineraliernes Climatologie. Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne. 12: 200-250
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bugge, J.A.W. (1954): Minerals from the skarn iron ore deposits at Arendal, Norway. 11. The zeolites. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskapers Selskab Skrifer 1954, 3, 1-18
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Bugge, J.A.W. (1954): Minerals from the skarn iron ore deposits at Arendal, Norway. 11. The zeolites. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskapers Selskab Skrifer 1954, 3, 1-18
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Bugge, J.A.W. (1954): Minerals from the skarn iron ore deposits at Arendal, Norway. 11. The zeolites. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskapers Selskab Skrifer 1954, 3, 1-18
'Heulandite'
Reference: Bugge, J.A.W. (1954): Minerals from the skarn iron ore deposits at Arendal, Norway. 11. The zeolites. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskapers Selskab Skrifer 1954, 3, 1-18
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Kierulf, T. & Dahll, T. (1861): Om jernertsenes forekomst ved Arendal, Næs og Kragerø. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne. 11: 293-359
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Strøm, H.C. (1836): Forsøg til et Grundrids af Mineraliernes Climatologie. Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne. 12: 200-250
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: Bugge, J.A.W. (1954): Minerals from the skarn iron ore deposits at Arendal, Norway. 11. The zeolites. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskapers Selskab Skrifter 1954, 3, 1-18.
'Scapolite'
Reference: Scheerer, Th. (1845): Geognostisk-mineralogiske Skizzer- samlede paa en Reise i sommeren 1842. Nyt Magasin for Naturvidenskaberne. 4, 126-164
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Scheerer, Th. (1845): Geognostisk-mineralogiske Skizzer- samlede paa en Reise i sommeren 1842. Nyt Magasin for Naturvidenskaberne. 4, 126-164

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite'-
'Pumpellyite'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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 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 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
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
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite'-
'Pumpellyite'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

References

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Strøm, H.C. (1836) Forsøg til et Grundrids af Mineraliernes Climatologie. Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne, 12, 200-250 [a find of analcime and prehnite, footnote on p. 216].
Scheerer, T. (1845) Geognostisk-mineralogiske Skizzer- samlede paa en Reise i sommeren 1842. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne, 4, 126-164.
Kjerulf, T. and Dahll, T. (1861) Om jernertsenes forekomst ved Arendal, Næs og Kragerø. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne, 11, 293-359.
Bugge, J.A.W. (1954) Minerals from the skarn iron ore deposits at Arendal, Norway. 11. The zeolites. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter, 3, 1-18 [a note on a find of heulandite and pumpellyite].

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