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Kongens Mine, Overberget Mining Field, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norwayi
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Kongsberg silver mine underground man engine, 1953

Kongens Mine, Overberget Mining Field, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
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Kongsberg silver mine underground gallery heading, 1953.

Kongens Mine, Overberget Mining Field, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
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Kongsberg silver mine underground man engine, 1953

Kongens Mine, Overberget Mining Field, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
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Kongsberg silver mine underground gallery heading, 1953.

Kongens Mine, Overberget Mining Field, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
59° 39' 4'' North , 9° 35' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Age:
541 ± 1.0 to 252.17 ± 0.06 Ma
Geologic Time:
Reference for age:
Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Forekomstområde 604 - 077. Kongens gruve. [29.apr.2015]
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kongsberg17,667 (2017)3.7km
Hillestad302 (2010)8.6km
Svene296 (2013)15.8km
Notodden8,306 (2018)21.4km
Hjuksevelta350 (2014)22.0km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Kongens grube; Kongelig Majestets gruve
Other Languages:
Norwegian:
Kongens gruve, Overberget gruvefelt, Kongsberg kommune, Buskerud, Norge


The largest and the oldest of the silver mines in the Kongsberg Silver Mining District. Mining was started 18. October 1623, and were in operation until mining ended in Kongsberg. The deepest shaft in Kongens Mine is 1070 meter deep (ca. 500 meter below sea level!).
The name "Kongens mine" translated in english means the Kings mine.

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Kjell Gatedal collection and photo
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Colour: Red, orange
Description: microcrystals
Reference: Nordrum, F.S.(1995): Mineralfunn på Kongsberg etter nedleggelsen av Sølvverket. Bergverksmuseets skrift nr 9 ,42-47
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Nordrum, F.S.(1995): Mineralfunn på Kongsberg etter nedleggelsen av Sølvverket. Bergverksmuseets skrift nr 9 ,42-47
Argentopentlandite
Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Reference: Nordrum, F.S.(1995): Mineralfunn på Kongsberg etter nedleggelsen av Sølvverket. Bergverksmuseets skrift nr 9 ,42-47
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: Kjell Gatedal collection and photo
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Nordrum, F. S. ; Larsen, A. O. & Erambert, M. (2003): Ba,Sr-mineraler i Kongsberg sølvforekomster- en foreløpig rapport. Norsk Bergverksmuseum skrift 25: 43-50
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Møller, N. B. (1861) Mineralnotiser. Nyt Mag. Naturv. 11, 59-64, pp. 62-63); Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 90
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Kjell Gatedal collection and photo
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Nordrum, F.S.(1995): Mineralfunn på Kongsberg etter nedleggelsen av Sølvverket. Bergverksmuseets skrift nr 9 ,42-47
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: Kjell Gatedal collection and photo
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au,Ag)
Reference: Langberg, C. H. (1846) Om Kongsbergs guldertser. Bergmanden No 2. 15de August 1846: 17-19; Kullerud, K. , Kotková, J. , Šrein, V. & Berg, B. I. (2018) Electrum from the Kongsberg silver district. Norsk Mineralsymposium 2018: 63-70
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Nordrum, F.S.(1995): Mineralfunn på Kongsberg etter nedleggelsen av Sølvverket. Bergverksmuseets skrift nr 9 ,42-47
Jalpaite
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Reference: Lietz, J. (1939): Mikroskopische und chemische Untersuchungen an Kongsberger Silbererzen. Zeitschr.ang. Min. 2, 65-113; Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 16
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Found at 520 m level, as primary mineral symplectitic intergrown with silver.
Reference: Neumann, H. (1944): Silver deposits at Kongsberg. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 162, p 71-73
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Kjell Gatedal collection and photo
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Moen, K. (1967): Kongsberg Sølvverk 1623-1957. Universitetsforlaget. 482p
Sternbergite ?
Formula: AgFe2S3
Description: Brünnich (1777) describe "sølv-holdig kis" (silver bearing sulphide) from Kongens Mine and Gottes Hülfe Mine. Probably sternbergite.
Reference: Brünnich, M. L. (1777): Forsøg til Mineralogie for Norge. Priskrift, Trondhjem, p. 22; Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 23
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: Neumann, H. (1944): Silver deposits at Kongsberg. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 162. 133p
'Thénardite'
Formula: Na2SO4
Description: possibly formed by dehydrated mirabilite
Reference: Nordrum, F.S. (2002): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2001-2002. STEIN 29 (2): 4-10

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au,Ag)
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Argentopentlandite2.BB.15Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Argentopyrite2.CB.65AgFe2S3
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Dyscrasite2.AA.35Ag3Sb
Jalpaite2.BA.45Ag3CuS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Sternbergite ?2.CB.65AgFe2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
'Thénardite'7.AC.25Na2SO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Dyscrasite2.2.1.1Ag3Sb
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Jalpaite2.4.4.1Ag3CuS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Argentopentlandite2.7.1.2Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Argentopyrite2.9.13.2AgFe2S3
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
Sternbergite ?2.9.12.1AgFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
'Thénardite'28.2.3.1Na2SO4
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au,Ag)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O ThénarditeNa2SO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O AnataseTiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na ThénarditeNa2SO4
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
SSulfur
S ThénarditeNa2SO4
S JalpaiteAg3CuS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
S BaryteBaSO4
S SternbergiteAgFe2S3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe SternbergiteAgFe2S3
NiNickel
Ni ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
CuCopper
Cu JalpaiteAg3CuS2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag JalpaiteAg3CuS2
Ag DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
Ag Electrum(Au,Ag)
Ag SternbergiteAgFe2S3
SbAntimony
Sb DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au,Ag)

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Brünnich, M. L. (1777): Forsøg til Mineralogie for Norge. Priskrift, Trondhjem
Møller, N. B. (1840): Nogle bemerkninger om Gangene i Kongens-Grube ved Kongsberg. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne. 2, 401-408
Møller, N. B. (1861) Mineralnotiser. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne. 11, 59-64
Lietz, J. (1939): Mikroskopische und chemische Untersuchungen an Kongsberger Silbererzen. Zeitschr.ang. Min. 2, 65-113 [on jalpaite]
Nordrum, F. S. (1995): Mineralfunn på Kongsberg etter nedleggelsen av Sølvverket. Norsk Bergverksmuseums skrift. 9 , 42-47
Nordrum, F. S. (2002): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2001-2002. STEIN 29 (2): 4-10 [on a find of thenardite]
Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Forekomstområde 604 - 077. Kongens gruve. [29.apr.2015]

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