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Fiskenæsset old harbour, Fiskenæsset (Fiskenaesset; Qeqertarsuatsiaat), Nuuk (Godthåb), Sermersooq, Greenland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 63° 5' 14'' North , 50° 40' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 63.0872222222, -50.6780555556
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Fiskernæs (Fiskenaes)

Lenses of ultramafic rocks located along the top contact (major thrust zone) of the Fiskenaesset complex (anorthosite-leucogabbro intrusion in Archean gneisses) with an overlying meta-volcanite amphibolite.

Rocks with hogbomite and sapphirine are known, bounding to the West the UMF rocks.

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10 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Reisejournal über Groenland, 1806-1813, Medd. Grönland 35,

Stromeyer (1819): Analyse einiger von dem Prof. von Giesecke in Grönland entdeckten Fossilien, 2. Saphirin von Fiskenaes oder Kikertarsoeitsiak, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Vol. 63, p 374

Giesecke, K. L. (1910): Karl Ludwig Giesecke´s mineralogisches

Bøggild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Reitzels Forlag København. Bd. 149. Nr. 3. 445 pages [p.193-194]

Grew, E., Herd, R., Marquez, N. (1987): Boron-bearing Kornerupine from Fiskenaesset, West Greenland: a re-examination of specimens from the type locality, Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 51, 695 - 708

Petersen, O. V. & Johnsen, O. (2005): Mineral species first described from Greenland. Canadian Mineralogist, Special publication no. 8.

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