Cliff exposures between Skaftafell and Hoffell, Hornafjörður, Eastern Region, Icelandi
|Regional Level Types|
|Cliff exposures between Skaftafell and Hoffell||- not defined -|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||, Austfirðir (Austurland), Ísland|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||64° 12' 7'' North , 15° 44' 21'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||64.20204,-15.73925|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
Cliffside exposures on the northern side of the Route 1 road, found by Jolyon Ralph in September 2013. GPS gives approximate location however exact locality of zeolite find was not recorded.
A wide area where parking is possible is present, park here and explore cliffs to the north following the streams to find the zeolite exposures.
NOTE: Stilbite only visually identified, exact species uncertain.
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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2.588 - 23.03 Ma
|Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic|
Age: Neogene (2.588 - 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Comments: Oceanic basin; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08
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. 
2.588 - 66 Ma
|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. 
2.588 - 23.03 Ma