|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||64° 40' 22'' North , 13° 49' 25'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||64.67297,13.82384|
|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.
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
|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Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08
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. 
|Silurian - Cambrian|
419.2 - 541 Ma
|Caledonian Orogenic Belt|
Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 541 Ma)
Description: undifferentiated metamorphic
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. 
443.8 - 541 Ma
|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. 
|Ordovician - Furongian|
443.8 - 497 Ma
Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 497 Ma)
Description: Caledonian orogen; 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.