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Bidjovagge Au-Cu deposit, Kautokeino, Finnmark, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 69° 16' 60'' North , 22° 28' 60'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 69.28333,22.48333
GeoHash:G#: ukrfpseue
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

Cu-deposit of Precambrian age. With a Cu-mine, now closed, about 40 km NNW of Kautokeino. Rich dumps.

The magnetite ('vanodiochrome spinel') from albite fels is strongly enriched in V and Cr (16.98% V2O5, 15.06% Cr2O3).

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Mathiesen, C.O. (1969): An occurrence of unusual minerals at Bidjovagge, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 266, 86-104
Hollander, N.B. (1979): The geology of the Bidjovagge mining field, western Finnmark, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 59, 327-336
Cook, N.J. (1999): Telluride minerals in the Proterozoic Bidjovagge Au-Cu deposit, Finnmark, Norway and their formation conditions. Abstract volume, Gold ’99 Trondheim, Norway, 60-62.

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http://foreninger.uio.no/ngf/ngt/pdfs/NGT_59_4_327-336.pdf [Hollander 1979]

http://aps.ngu.no/pls/oradb/minres_deposit_fakta.Main?p_objid=892&p_spraak=E - [Information from Norwegian Geological Surveys online mining database, some info occur only in norwegian].

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