Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Virtasalmi copper mine, Pieksämäki, Southern Savonia, Finlandi
Regional Level Types
Virtasalmi copper mineMine
PieksämäkiMunicipality
Southern SavoniaRegion
FinlandCountry

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
Name(s) in local language(s):Virtasalmen kuparikaivos (Hällinmäki), Pieksämäki
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 4' 59'' North , 27° 25' 59'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Copper mine (1966-1972) in diopside amphiboles and andradite skarns.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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


Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
'Apatite'
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Ludwigite
Formula: Mg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Linnaeite2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Ludwigite6.AB.30Mg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 24 - ANHYDROUS BORATES
A2BO2[XO3]
Ludwigite24.2.1.1Mg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B LudwigiteMg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O LudwigiteMg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O QuartzSiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MgMagnesium
Mg LudwigiteMg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S SphaleriteZnS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S MilleriteNiS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe LudwigiteMg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CoCobalt
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
NiNickel
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

References

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Hyvärinen,Lauri (1996). On the geology of the copper ore field in the Virtasalmi area, Eastern Finland. Geological Survey of Finland Bulletin 240.
Virtasalmi-Copper Database. Geological Survey of Finland (2009)


This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: May 21, 2019 14:09:18 Page generated: March 10, 2019 08:32:30
Go to top of page