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Vatne, Vegusdal, Birkenes, Aust-Agder, Norwayi
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Name in Norwegian:Vatne, Vegusdal, Birkenes, Aust-Agder, Norge
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 32' 1'' North , 7° 57' 58'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.53371,7.96616
GeoHash:G#: u4msvr8z8
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Byglandsfjord332 (2014)17.2km
Birkeland2,254 (2010)27.3km
Vennesla10,931 (2014)29.5km
Tveit1,397 (2010)34.6km
Justvik1,630 (2014)37.6km

Neumann (1961: footnote 1) mentions a locality for thortveitite near Vatne in Vegusdal.

Study of the altitude map has revealed three possible candidates for this locality.
The coordinates here given are for the quarry in the middle, which by the way is the smallest.

The one in the W: 58.53371°N 7.96518°Ø
The one in the E: 58.53466°N 7.96771°Ø

Coordinates © Kartverket - https://www.kartverket.no

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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1 valid mineral.

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Formula: Sc2Si2O7
Reference: Neumann, H. (1961): The scandium content of some norwegian minerals and the formation of thortveitite, a reconnaissance survey, NGT Vol. 41 (2-4), pp. 197-210.

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Group 9 - Silicates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 55 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups,Generally with no Additional Anions
Si2O7 Groups, Generally with no Additional Anions with cations in [6] coordination

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O ThortveititeSc2Si2O7
Si ThortveititeSc2Si2O7
Sc ThortveititeSc2Si2O7

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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541 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3186372
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Granitoid gneiss; orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

1000 - 1600 Ma

ID: 3149399
Proterozoic II granite

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{granite}, Minor{monzonite,meta-granite,meta-monzonite}

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]

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