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Kolari Graphite Project, Kolari, Lapland, Finlandi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 19' 54'' North , 23° 47' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.33193,23.78927
GeoHash:G#: uebzj36uf
Owned/operated by:Beowulf Mining plc
Locality type:Project
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


The Kolari graphite project is situated in north-western Finland approximately 50km east of the Vittangi project and 100km east of the Jalkunen graphite project, both of which are owned by Talga Resources and situated in Sweden.

The archives at Geological Survey of Finland (“GTK”) provide information on drilling conducted by Rautaruukki Corporation in the 1970s. Diamond drill hole R1 intersected 170m of mineralisation starting from surface, with an average grade of 8.9% graphitic carbon (“Cg”). The intersection included 15.8m grading 19.8% Cg (Mattila, 1978).

It should be noted that the mineralisation intercepts are the down-hole width and may not be the true width. The graphite encountered was described as very fine to fine microcrystalline graphite, within graphitic schists that are generally rich in quartz, feldspar, biotite and scapolite associated with greenstone-grade metamorphic rocks.

Note: coordinates are for the town of Kolari, the exact coordinates of the deposit are not given.

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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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3131182
Proterozoic I schist

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{schist group}, Minor{basalt group,dolerite}

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 649948
Sedimentary; Sedimentary: undivided

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Northern Europe, Svecofennian and Lapland-Kola orogens

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: Mica schist, graphitic quartzite, siltstone, shungite, dolostone, limestone, metabasalt and metarhyolite

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]

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184875
Paleoproterozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 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]

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