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Fjeld Quarry (Fjellvand Quarry), Austre Moland, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norwayi
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Fjeld Quarry (Fjellvand Quarry)Quarry (Abandoned)
Austre MolandMunicipality (Historical)

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Name in Norwegian:Fjeld gruve (Fjellvand gruve), Austre Moland, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norge
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~4km
Locality type:Quarry (Abandoned)
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Fjeldvands gruve

A feldspar quarry worked on a granite pegmatite and owned by Mr. Julius Smidt of Arendal in the 1880-90s. Friis (1891), who visited the pegmatite, described it as a large open pit, 60 to 70m long, 15-16 m broad and 9 m deep. In 1891 it had produced about 1000 barrels of feldspar. The quarry is known to have produced good crystals of thorite in the 1880s.

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1 valid mineral.

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'Feldspar Group'
Formula: Th(SiO4)

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Group 9 - Silicates
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'Feldspar Group'-

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Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
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'Feldspar Group'-

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O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)


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Friis, J. P. (1891) Feltspat, kvarts og glimmer, deres forekomst og andvendelse i industrien. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 1:50-69
Hamberg, A. (1894): Mineralogische studien. 18. Thoritkrystalle mit Basisflächen aus der Fjeldsvandsgrube bei Arendal in Norwegen. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 16, 327-328.

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