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Rääpysjärvi Graphite exploration area, Tuusniemi, Eastern Finland Region, Finland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 36' 45'' North , 28° 28' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.61257,28.46964
GeoHash:G#: uehhpy6bw
Owned/operated by:Beowulf Mining plc
Locality type:Exploration Area
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

Geologically, the area is situated within the eastern Savo province of the North Karelia Schist Belt (NKSB). Petrologically, the rocks are classified as North Karelian supracrustal rocks. The lithology comprises mostly of Paleoproterozoiz sedimentogen mica schists, named historically as Savo schists, deposited into a rift basin adjacent to the Karelian craton.

Historically, the area contained a known, graphite quarry and drilling had been carried out in the vicinity of lake Rääpysjärvi.

More recently, several exploration programmes have been carried out in the area. In 2015, bedrock mapping tested the area, however several anomalous areas were still left unexplored. In 2017, further mapping was carried out to follow up the strong aero-electromagnetic anomalies and the GTK black shale interpretations over the area, and to locate the historic graphite quarry. The quarry was eventually located at a low small outcrop ridge and is currently a 10x4m water filled pit 2-3m deep.

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