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Frostviken, Strömsund, Jämtland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 64° 40' 22'' North , 13° 49' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 64.67297,13.82384
GeoHash:G#: u73zft65q
Area:4.0 km2
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Frostviken, Strömsunds kommun, Jämtland, Sverige


Already in 1600, the local people mined for quartz in Frostviken area. By the year of 1910, mica were found in rather large quantities and mined for the electro-industry. 4 mines were on Avardofjället, 2 on Görtelstjakk, 3 on Norra Väktarklumpen och 1 on Tangen.

Today, prospecting of chromium is done in the area due to findings of chromium-containing minerals.


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2 valid minerals.

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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Devonian - Cambrian
358.9 - 541 Ma



ID: 656376
Sedimentary; Slope and deep water

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 541 Ma)

Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Caledonides: Scandinavia

Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08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: Shale, chert, iron-formation, greywacke, turbidite, argillaceous limestone, matrix-supported conglomerate; metamorphosed equivalent

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]

Silurian - Cambrian
419.2 - 541 Ma



ID: 3132213
Caledonian Orogenic Belt

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 541 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-sandstone}, Minor{phyllite,conglomerate,meta-volcanic rock group}

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]

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187077
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Unclassified 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]

Ordovician - Furongian
443.8 - 497 Ma



ID: 2631607

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 497 Ma)

Description: Caledonian orogen; Köli Nappe Complex

Lithology: Metagreywacke, phyllite, mica schist, metaconglomerate, quartzite, limestone, marble in Köli Nappe Complex

Reference: Bergman, S., M.B. Sephens, J. Andersson, B. Kathol, T. Bergman. Sveriges berggrund, skala 1:1 miljon. Sveriges geologiska undersökning K 423. [95]

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


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References

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Loock, J. (2010) Sten-, mineral- och lerindustri i Jämtlands län. En del av industrisamhällets kulturarv. Published by Kulturmiljöer i Jämtlands län. 1-44.

External Links

http://www.lansstyrelsen.se/jamtland/SiteCollectionDocuments/Sv/publikationer/2010/Sten-mineral-och-lerindustri-i-jamtlands-lan.pdf (information about the area and what mineral that are occuring there)
http://www.geonord.org/org/JAGS/pdffiler/Frostviken.pdf (more information about the mineral occuring and possibillities of mining in the future)

 
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