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Road 47 Roadcut, Snasar, Reynivallaháls, Hvalfjörður, Kjósarhreppur, Capital Region, Icelandi
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Road 47 RoadcutRoad Cutting
Snasar- not defined -
Reynivallaháls- not defined -
Hvalfjörður- not defined -
KjósarhreppurMunicipality
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Name in Icelandic:Hvalfjarðarvegur 47, Snasar, Reynivallaháls, Hvalfjörður, Kjósarhreppur, Höfuðborgarsvæðið, Ísland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 64° 21' 41'' North , 21° 31' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 64.36161,-21.52267
GeoHash:G#: ge2wnhxtt
Locality type:Road Cutting
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Grundarhverfi528 (2016)20.2km
Mosfellsbær8,651 (2016)23.3km
Hvanneyri251 (2016)25.2km
Borgarnes1,759 (2016)27.4km
Reykjavík118,918 (2017)30.9km


A roadcut close to a resting place along road 47 (Hvalfjarðarvegur), just west of Hvitanes. Small boulders of basaltic rock (from further up in the Reynivallaháls mountain) with small cavities with chabazite, levyne etc. (micros) may be collected here.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection (according to Weisberger & Selbekk (2009) the chabazite in this area is chabazite-Ca)
Lévyne-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection (according to Weisberger & Selbekk (2009) the levyne in this area is levyne-Ca)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-Ca9.GD.10(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Lévyne-Ca9.GD.15(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-Ca77.1.2.1(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Lévyne-Ca-(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
OOxygen
O Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
AlAluminium
Al Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O

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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Quaternary - Pliocene
0 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3162187
Pliocene basalt

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt 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]

Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185314
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. [154]

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 657006
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

Lithology: Basalt, olivine basalt, tholeiite, alkali basalt, basanite, pillow basalt, flood basalt

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]

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


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