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Viistola graphite project, Joensuu, North Karelia, Finlandi
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Viistola graphite projectProject
JoensuuMunicipality
North KareliaRegion
FinlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 25' 51'' North , 30° 17' 47'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.43103,30.29649
GeoHash:G#: ueje1mjpp
Owned/operated by:Beowulf Mining plc
Locality type:Project
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


The Viistola graphite project is situated in eastern Finland approximately 30km southeast of the town of Joensuu.

The graphite is hosted in a massive to brecciated graphitic schist associated with gabbro, quartzite, dolomite and phyllite country rocks.

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1 valid mineral.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Dolostone'
Reference: https://beowulfmining.com/projects/finland/viistola/#geology
'Gabbro'
Reference: https://beowulfmining.com/projects/finland/viistola/#geology
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: https://beowulfmining.com/projects/finland/viistola/#geology
'commodity:Graphite'
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'Phyllite'
Reference: https://beowulfmining.com/projects/finland/viistola/#geology
'Quartzite'
Reference: https://beowulfmining.com/projects/finland/viistola/#geology
'Schist'
Reference: https://beowulfmining.com/projects/finland/viistola/#geology

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Graphite'1.CB.05aC
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Dolostone'-
'Gabbro'-
'Phyllite'-
'Quartzite'-
'Schist'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Dolostone'-
'Gabbro'-
'Phyllite'-
'Quartzite'-
'Schist'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C GraphiteC

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3157171
Proterozoic I mica

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{meta-sandstone,schist group,conglomerate}

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]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 645383
Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: tonalitic-granodioritic

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Description: Northern Europe, Karelian Craton

Comments: Craton and massif; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Tonalite, granodiorite, granite gneiss, enderbite, migmatite

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]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3187773
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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


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