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Sotkavaara, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finlandi
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Sotkavaara- not defined -
RovaniemiMunicipality
LaplandRegion
FinlandCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Sotkavaara, Rovaniemi
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 66° 27' 34'' North , 26° 16' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 66.45960,26.27290
GeoHash:G#: uefdjfe74
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Arsenopalladinite
Formula: Pd8(As,Sb)3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Feldspar Group'
Geversite
Formula: PtSb2
'Hornblende'
Isomertieite
Formula: Pd11Sb2As2
Kotulskite
Formula: Pd(Te,Bi)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Majakite
Formula: PdNiAs
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
'Mica Group'
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Palladoarsenide
Formula: Pd2As
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Pyrobitumen'
'Pyrobitumen var: Arkosite'
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopalladinite2.AC.10cPd8(As,Sb)3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Geversite2.EB.05aPtSb2
Isomertieite2.AC.15aPd11Sb2As2
Kotulskite2.CC.05Pd(Te,Bi)
Majakite2.AC.25ePdNiAs
Merenskyite2.EA.20(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Palladoarsenide2.AC.25aPd2As
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Mica Group'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyrobitumen'-
'var: Arkosite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Majakite2.4.16.1PdNiAs
Palladoarsenide2.4.14.1Pd2As
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Geversite2.12.1.14PtSb2
Merenskyite2.12.14.4(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Miscellaneous
Arsenopalladinite2.16.5.1Pd8(As,Sb)3
Isomertieite2.16.2.1Pd11Sb2As2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Hornblende'-
Kotulskite-Pd(Te,Bi)
'Mica Group'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyrobitumen'-
'var: Arkosite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni MajakitePdNiAs
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As SperrylitePtAs2
As PalladoarsenidePd2As
As IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
As MajakitePdNiAs
As ArsenopalladinitePd8(As,Sb)3
PdPalladium
Pd KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Pd PalladoarsenidePd2As
Pd IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Pd MajakitePdNiAs
Pd ArsenopalladinitePd8(As,Sb)3
Pd Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
SbAntimony
Sb GeversitePtSb2
Sb IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
TeTellurium
Te KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Te Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
PtPlatinum
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt GeversitePtSb2
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
BiBismuth
Bi KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185311
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Quartzite,feldspathic sandstone

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 632835
Sedimentary; Slope and deep water

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Northern Europe, Svecofennian and Lapland-Kola orogens

Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Greywacke, phyllite, mica schist, meta-arkose, graphitic schist, paragneiss, conglomerate, amphibolite

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3132293
Proterozoic I quartzite

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{mica schist,gneiss,siliclastics, consolidated}

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Törmänen, Tuomo et al. (2014) New PGE-REEF mineralization of the Sotkavaara pyroxenite intrusion, Rovaniemi, northern Finland.GTK,Tieteelliset posterit, vol.338
Guice, G. L., Törmänen, T., Johanson, B., & Lahaye, Y. (2017). Offset-type PGE mineralisation in the Sotkavaara Intrusion, northern Finland: an association with zones of low-cr clinopyroxenite. Applied Earth Science, 126(2), 61-62.
Guice, G. L., Törmänen, T., Karykowski, B. T., Johanson, B., & Lahaye, Y. (2017). Precious metal mineralisation in the Sotkavaara Intrusion, northern Finland: Peak Pt, Pd, Au and Cu offsets in a small intrusion with poorly-developed magmatic layering. Ore Geology Reviews, 89, 701-718.

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