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Matskorhæ (Matskorhae), Hardangervidda West, Odda, Hordaland, Norwayi
Regional Level Types
Matskorhæ (Matskorhae)- not defined -
Hardangervidda WestPlateau
OddaMunicipality
HordalandCounty
NorwayCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
60° 6' 9'' North , 6° 50' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tyssedal715 (2013)15.6km
Odda5,359 (2010)16.7km
Lofthus565 (2013)27.4km
Røldal357 (2013)30.0km
Kinsarvik459 (2014)31.0km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Matskorhæ (Grisebingen), Ullensvang statsalmenning, Odda kommune, Hardangervidda, Hordaland fylke, Norge


This famous site for anatase crystals on quartz crystals is protected as and collecting is strictly forbidden.
Clusters of transparent quartz crystals dusted with blue-black bipyramidal, sharp 5-10 mm large anatase crystals were typical specimens found at this site especially in the 1970s. The localitity is today considered exploited. It is located near Mt. Matskorhæ, east of the Ringedalsvatnet Lake, outside the border of the Hardangervidda National Park. It is also located within the Ullensvang Statsalmenning (statsalmenning = a government forest and mountain common land with certain laws and rules for the use of the land). The area covered by the Ullensvang statsalmenning is divided by both Ullensvang and Odda municipalities (kommuner), and Matskorhæ is located within the Odda municipality (and not in the Ullensvang municipality). It was nicknamed "Grisebingen" (= the pig pen) by norwegian collectors, due to the dirty working conditions at the locality.:

Some specimens has been labelled " Matskorhæ, Ullensvang, Hardangervidda".
Ullensvang is here refering to the Statsalmenning, and not the municipality (kommune)

The coordinates are for the peak of Matskorhæ Mt.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Habit: Tetragonal bipyramids {111}, embedded in the surface of quartz crystals. Very rare with basal pinacoids has been observed.
Colour: Transparent deep blue to opaque balck with metallic lustre
Description: The largest known crystals found on quartz are 8-9 mm. One incomplete crystal of 13 mm long is found, but found in a cavity in the phyllite Some of the best (might be the best?) groups of anatase crystals on quartz were found here. The Mineralogical Museum of Oslo have some large groups on exchibittion, a must see for anybody visiting Oslo!
Reference: Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Habit: Platy up to 5mm long crystals with a black longitudinal median stripe
Colour: redbrown
Description: Red-brown crystals to 0,5 cm.
Reference: Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271; Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p 76
'Chlorite Group'
Description: Occurs in some cavities in the phyllite breccia
Reference: Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271
'Manganese Oxides'
Description: Thin black coating on quartz. Can be removed by gently scrubbing with tooth brush
Reference: Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: long-prismatic. All crystals shows only the hexagonal prism {1010}, the rhombohedrons {1011} and {0111}. Occasionally also trigonal pyramid {11 21} and trigonal trapezohedron {5161}
Colour: colorless, clear (from the vugs), smokey (from the breccia and vein)
Description: A magnificent japan law twin has been found. It is illustrated in STEIN 26(2) p. 61. The largest crystal found: 15cm long and 5 cm in diameter. Crystals 5-10 cm long and 1-2 cm in diameter were common.
Reference: Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Habit: Hairlike crystals to 1,5 cm long
Description: Found in cavities in the phyllite
Reference: Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O BrookiteTiO2
O RutileTiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

References

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Dons, J. (1974): Antatasforekomsten er fredet! NAGS-nytt nr 4, 15-16
Griffin, W. L., Garmo, T., Løvenskiold, H., og Palmstrøm, A. (1977): Anatase from Norway. Mineralogical Record: 8: 266-271.
Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85

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