Birkeland 05 Feldspar Quarries, Birkeland, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||58° 32' 0'' North , 7° 55' 14'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||58.53335,7.92080|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Scandinavia|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Birkeland 5, Birkeland, Iveland kommune, Aust-Agder fylke, Norge|
Stensrud (2009) described these quarries as being a "double quarry", but the altitude map rather shows a "triple quarry".
He also reports that allanite-(Ce) crystals up to 20 cm long and 10 cm thick have been found here.
Coordinates © Kartverket - http://www.kartverket.no
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
7 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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541 - 2500 Ma
|Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)
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. 
|Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic|
1000 - 2500 Ma
|Proterozoic I gabbro|
Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 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.