Rönnbäcken Nickel Project, Tärnaby, Storuman, Västerbotten, Swedeni
|Regional Level Types|
|Rönnbäcken Nickel Project||Project (Possible Future Operation)|
|Tärnaby||- not defined -|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Rönnbäcken, Tärnaby, Storuman, Lappland,|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||65° 30' 59'' North , 15° 22' 11'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||65.51649,15.36976|
|Owned/operated by:||Nickel Mountain Resources - a subsidiary of Archelon|
|Locality type:||Project (Possible Future Operation) - last checked 2018|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
The focus of the 2010 summer drill program at the Rönnbäcken Nickel Project was to infill and extend the nickel sulphide mineralization at the Sundsberget deposit, which was discovered by drilling completed during the winter.
As a result, IGE Resources has again substantially increased the exploration target, to 600 to 650 million tonnes at a grade of 0.17 to 0.21% total nickel (0.10 to 0.15% nickel in sulphides).
Regions containing this locality
|Lappland Province, Sweden||Province (Historical)|
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
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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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|Devonian - Cambrian|
358.9 - 541 Ma
|Sedimentary; Slope and deep water|
Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 541 Ma)
Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Caledonides: Scandinavia
Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08
Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. 
|Silurian - Cambrian|
419.2 - 541 Ma
|Caledonian Orogenic Belt|
Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 541 Ma)
Description: undifferentiated metamorphic
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. 
443.8 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)
Lithology: Unclassified volcanic rocks
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. 
|Ordovician - Furongian|
443.8 - 497 Ma
Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 497 Ma)
Description: Caledonian orogen; Köli Nappe Complex
Reference: Bergman, S., M.B. Sephens, J. Andersson, B. Kathol, T. Bergman. Sveriges berggrund, skala 1:1 miljon. Sveriges geologiska undersökning K 423.