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Rönnbäcken Nickel Project, Tärnaby, Storuman, Västerbotten, Swedeni
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Rönnbäcken Nickel ProjectProject (Possible Future Operation)
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Rönnbäcken Nickel Project, Tärnaby, Lappland Province, Sweden

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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
GeoHash:G#: u7dutwzvj
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
Nearest Settlements:
Björkvik511 (2012)9.3km
Tärnaby492 (2017)22.3km
Hemavan216 (2017)36.1km

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, SwedenProvince (Historical)
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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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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Devonian - Cambrian
358.9 - 541 Ma

ID: 656376
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Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Shale, chert, iron-formation, greywacke, turbidite, argillaceous limestone, matrix-supported conglomerate; metamorphosed equivalent

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. [2]

Silurian - Cambrian
419.2 - 541 Ma

ID: 3132213
Caledonian Orogenic Belt

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 541 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-sandstone}, Minor{phyllite,conglomerate,meta-volcanic rock group}

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]

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187077
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. [154]

Ordovician - Furongian
443.8 - 497 Ma

ID: 2631441

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 497 Ma)

Description: Caledonian orogen; Köli Nappe Complex

Lithology: Basic metavolcanic rock, metadolerite including sheeted dyke complex, metagabbro, amphibolite in 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. [95]

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