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Melteig Farm, Fen Complex, Nome, Telemark, Norway

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° North , 9° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Name(s) in local language(s):Melteig Gård, Fensfeltet, Nome kommune, Telemark fylke, Norge
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia

The minerals listed below are minerals found in fenite and the igneous rocks urtite (= a local name of leucocratic nephelinolite), ijolite and melteigite (= a local name for melanocratic nephelinolite). The urtite contains about 70-90 % nepheline. Acessory minerals are pyroxene, apatite, calcite and cancrinite. The ijolite and melteigite consist of eudral prismatic crystals of clinopyroxene and apatite in a matrix of nepheline and calcite.

Mineral List

12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Brøgger, W.C. (1921) Die Eruptivgesteine des Kristianiagebietes. IV. Das Fengebiet in Telemark, Norwegen. Skrifter udgit av Videnskabsselskabet i Kristiania. I. Math. Nat. Klasse. No.9, p. 1-408.

Sæther, E. (1957): The alkaline rock province of the Fen area in southern Norway. Det Konglige Norske Videnskabsselskaps Skrifter 1957, 1, 150p. (p.13)

Mitchell, R.H. (1980): Pyroxenes of the Fen alkaline complex, Norway. American Mineralogist. 65: 45-54

Kresten, P. & Morgan, V. (1986): Fenization at the Fen complex, southern Norway. Lithos: 29:27-42

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