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Vestari Heraðsvötn, Sauðárkrókur, Sveitarfélagið Skagafjörður, Northwestern Region, Icelandi
Regional Level Types
Vestari HeraðsvötnQuarry
SauðárkrókurTown
Sveitarfélagið SkagafjörðurMunicipality
Northwestern RegionRegion
IcelandCountry

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Name in Icelandic:Vestari Heraðsvötn, Sauðárkrókur, Sveitarfélagið Skagafjörður, Norðurland vestra, Ísland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 44' 53'' North , 19° 32' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.74833,-19.54833
GeoHash:G#: gedn51j7f
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sauðárkrókur2,575 (2017)4.2km
Hofsós181 (2016)17.8km
Varmahlíð128 (2016)22.2km


This locality is a quarry at the road 75 near the bridge over Vestari Heraðsvötn. The quarry is small and is not worked regularly.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Chabazite'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
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
Group 9 - Silicates
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
OOxygen
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 657006
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 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]

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3156380
Neogene undifferentiated

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

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]

Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185314
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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