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Reyðarfjall south side, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Fjarðabyggð, Eastern Region, Icelandi
Regional Level Types
Reyðarfjall south sideScree Slope
FáskrúðsfjörðurFjord
FjarðabyggðMunicipality
Eastern RegionRegion
IcelandCountry

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Name in Icelandic:Reyðarfjall, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Fjarðabyggð, Austurland, Ísland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 64° 54' 42'' North , 13° 43' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 64.91167,-13.73250
GeoHash:G#: gew1r8b3c
Locality type:Scree Slope
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Stöðvarfjörður189 (2016)11.0km
Fáskrúðsfjörður654 (2017)13.7km
Breiðdalsvík130 (2017)18.5km
Eskifjörður1,014 (2016)22.3km
Neskaupstaður1,466 (2017)26.4km


This locality are scree-dumps that come down from the mountain Reyðarfjall to the road 955. At one place they dug out gravel for road construction. Here you'll find small cavities in the basalt boulders with zeolite-group minerals and some Quartz and Chalcedony. The part of the slope that is cut by the road is quite unstable when it's raining. The alluvial cones on both sides of this unstable slope are also part of the interesting area.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apophyllite'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz, Raman-Spectrum available.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Chabazite'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz, Raman-Spectrum available
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz, Raman-Spectrum available
'Natrolite Subgroup'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Natrolite Subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Natrolite Subgroup'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O

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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Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 648225
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Iceland, North Atlantic, East Greenland volcanic belt

Comments: Oceanic basin; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Basalt, olivine basalt, tholeiite, alkali basalt, basanite, pillow basalt, flood basalt

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]

Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3134521
North Atlantic Ocean

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: oceanic crust, younger

Lithology: Tholeiitic basalt

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

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