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Tunnel Norðfjörður, Eskifjörður, Fjarðabyggð, Eastern Region, Icelandi
Regional Level Types
Tunnel NorðfjörðurTunnel
EskifjörðurFjord
FjarðabyggðMunicipality
Eastern RegionRegion
IcelandCountry

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Name in Icelandic:Norðfjarðargöng, Eskifjörður, Fjarðabyggð, Austurland, Ísland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 4' 33'' North , 14° 2' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.07611,-14.03889
GeoHash:G#: gew40w9py
Locality type:Tunnel
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Eskifjörður1,014 (2016)1.2km
Reyðarfjörður1,152 (2016)9.8km
Fáskrúðsfjörður654 (2017)16.1km
Neskaupstaður1,466 (2017)18.4km
Seyðisfjörður658 (2017)20.5km


The locality exists temporarily during the construction of the tunnel to Norðfjörður. The rocks from the tunnel are dumped on both sides of the main road at the end of the fjord.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Chabazite'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Lévyne'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Personally collected by Günter Frenz

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
NaSodium
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
AlAluminium
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
SiSilicon
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
KPotassium
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O

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.

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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3135242
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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 651972
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 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]

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

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