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Vekselmyr Gold Prospect, Gjerstad, Aust-Agder, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 50' 55'' North , 9° 2' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.84865,9.03951
GeoHash:G#: u4qqv9n65
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

A gold prospect measuring 1x2 m.

The main ore minerals are arsenopyrite and pyrite and comprise up til 50% of the quartz vein which has a maximum thicknes of 0,5 m.

From NGU's Reference Archive:
Grahl-Madsen, Laila; Bech, Lone , 1984
Exploration in the Espelandsmyr-Gjerstad area.
;ARCO Norway;RAPPORT;Report; No.84-23-38;38 s. + p pages
The Espelandsmyr-Gjerstad area is part of the Proterozoic Bamble belt. The rocks are in amphibolite or locally granulite metamorphic facies. The orientation of rocks is northeast-southwest with a steep southeast dip. Uncertain facing evidences indicate younging towards the east. The Espelandsmyr-Gjerstad area comprises a mixed volcanic-sedimentary rock package with exhalative features and a few younger granitic and gabbroic intrusives. The mineral occurrences in the area include: a) a stratabound Pb-Zn-Ag massive sulfide deposit of exhalative origin b) stratabound graphite and disseminated Fe-(Cu)-sulfides c) an epigenic As-Au-Cu vein deposit. None of the explored mineral occurrences has been of economic size or grade. The area still has a potential for both epigenetic and stratabound Au deposits.

The actual prospect might be 4,4 m to the NW, since this is the only feature in the vicinity of the NGU coordinates that can be recognized as a hole in the ground.

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541 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3187793
Proterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3134048
Proterozoic I quartzite

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{mica schist,marble,amphibolite}

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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