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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||59° North , 14° East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~46km|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Scandinavia|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Nordmarks Odalfält (Nordmarksbergs gruvor), Filipstad, Värmland, Sverige|
Note: This area is not to be confused with Nordmark District (Nordmark malmtrakt in Swedish).
It is not known when mining started in the Nordmark Odal Field; perhaps as early as medieval. Documentation exists from the early 17th century, Stor- and Gröngruvan are the oldest mines; Nygruvan is claimed to be discovered in the year 1665 and ores in the southern part were more or less depleted around 1800. Even though the ores in the northern end were known from ~1650, they were poor and not mined until much later, both gaining in size and quality.
The mines in this mining district were (listed roughly from South to North): Nya Snättan, Kistgruvan, Storgruvan, Zegolfgruvan, Tak- and Pelargruvan, Köpmannagruvan, Kittelgruvan*, Finngruvan, Gröngruvan, Butenholm, Bottengruvan, Nygruvan, Trinneborg (Gamla), Trinneborg (Lilla), Brattforsgruvan*, Grundsjögruvan (sometimes referred to as Grundsjögruvan and sometimes as Bjelkesgruvan), Skärpet, Östra Mossgruvan*, Mossgruvan*, Kogruvan*.
Mines with an asterisk (*) after the name are the most interesting ones mineralogically.
Note to the maps linked below:
If you enter the links to the respective map (below) you can click further here and there on the map and get information (sadly in Swedish) for that specific mine. Pictures are also available (under "BILDER" in blue).
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
109 valid minerals. 13 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.
Localities in this Region
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Flink, G. (1885) Undersökning af en serie diopsidvarieter från Nordmarken. Översigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1885. 42, 29-89.
Flink, G. (1886) Mineralogiska Notiser I. Koboltglans från Nordmarken. Anhang til K. Svenska Vet.Akad. Handlingar. 12. Afdeling 2. No. 2, 5-6.
Magnusson, N.H. (1929) Nordmarks malmtrakt. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning, series Ca, 13, 98p (in Swedish).
Carlborg. H (1929) Nordmarks malmtrakt i Filipstads bergslag, Värmlands län. Historik och teknisk-ekonomisk beskrivning. Stockholm, 217p.
Nuffield, E.W. and Harris, D.C. (1966) Studies of the mineral sulpho-salts: XX - Berryite, a new species. Canadian Mineralogist: 8: 407-413.