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Bøylestad Kobberverk, Froland, Aust-Agder, Norwayi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
58° 34' 40'' North , 8° 42' 47'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Deposit first discovered:
1864
Age:
1600 to 1000 Ma
Geologic Time:
Reference for age:
Geological Survey of Norway (NGU). The Ore Database (Malmdatabasen). Deposit Area 919 - 012. Bøylestad (Last updated 17.okt.2017)
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Bøilestad
Other Languages:
Norwegian:
Bøylestad kobberverk, Aust-Agder, Norge


The Bøylestad Kobberverk was a mining company operating the Bøylestad, Skyttemyr and Sletne copper mines.

The copper ore was discovered in 1864 on the land of the Farm Vestre Bøylestad by Niels Ellingsen and Simon Olsen in 1986. The mining started in the Bøylestad Mine the same year. The Bøylestad mines consisted of three different mines, Bøylestad Mine (Bøilestadgruven), Heigruben and Slettegruben.
The Skyttemyr ore was discovered in 1866 by Simon Jørgensen and Knud Venemyr.

Production: (only available for 1868-1870(Bech 1984)
1868: 6939 barrels with Cu ore.
1869: 9243 barrels with Cu ore.
1870: 19422 barrels with Cu ore.
The mines were closed in 1888.

The NGU reports says the following about the deposit:

The formerly mined Skyttemyr-Bøylestad ore is situated in the Froland district of the Bamble belt, Norway. The ore is a 2.5 km long horizon with Au-bearing, massive pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite-bodies, centrally located in the at least 15 km long north-east-striking Skyttemyr sulfide zone. This zone marks the border between a thick "normal" volcanic-sedimentary package to the east. Alternating biotite-quartz gneiss, garnet amphibolite, sillimmanite gneiss, quartzites, calc-silicates, carbonates, albitites and sulfide-bearing or rusty units constitute the last mentioned. The Skyttemyr sone is the most Au and sulfide-rich zone in the Al-rich package. East of this only traces of sulfide are found. Highest Au-values (max. = 2.94 ppm) are clearly confined to the central-most Cu-rich massive ore at Skyttemyr, and the Au-content decreases to trace values 1 km north and south of this location. Zn seems partly to show a reverse behaviour.

The coordinates are for the farm by that name.

The NGU report mentions a "Sletne gruve" = Slettegruben, but so far it has not been possible to locate this mine on the topographical maps.

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




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17 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Devilline
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Description: Collected by P. Chr. Sæbø in 1988
Reference: Raade, G. and Sæbø, P. Chr. (1990) New Secondary Copper Minerals from Norway. In Interne notater Mineralogisk -Geologisk Museum Universitetet i Oslo, 1961 - 1990. Geologisk Museums Venner, 1991, p.145-148
'Feldspar Group'
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Skyttemyr. Forekomstområde 919 - 013
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Geological Survey of Norway (NGU). The Ore Database (Malmdatabasen). Deposit Area 919 - 012. Bøylestad (Last updated 17.okt.2017)
Glaucocerinite
Formula: (Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Reference: Raade, G. and Sæbø, P. Chr. (1990) New Secondary Copper Minerals from Norway. In Interne notater Mineralogisk -Geologisk Museum Universitetet i Oslo, 1961 - 1990. Geologisk Museums Venner, 1991, p.145-148
Graphite
Formula: C
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Raade, G. and Sæbø, P. Chr. (1990) New Secondary Copper Minerals from Norway. In Interne notater Mineralogisk -Geologisk Museum Universitetet i Oslo, 1961 - 1990. Geologisk Museums Venner, 1991, p.145-148
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Stig Larsen & Glenn Marin Næss collection 2019
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Silver
Formula: Ag
Description: Sample in Natural History Museum, Oslo
Reference: Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68 p.4.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Description: As very tiny, white crystals forming a crust as secondary producct on or near sphalerite embedded in quartz matrix.
Reference: Stig Larsen & Glenn Marin Næss collection 2019
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
'Tennantite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Reference: Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Skyttemyr. Forekomstområde 919 - 013
Woodwardite
Formula: Cu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Reference: Raade, G. and Sæbø, P. Chr. (1990) New Secondary Copper Minerals from Norway. In Interne notater Mineralogisk -Geologisk Museum Universitetet i Oslo, 1961 - 1990. Geologisk Museums Venner, 1991, p.145-148
Wroewolfeite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Raade, G. and Sæbø, P. Chr. (1990) New Secondary Copper Minerals from Norway. In Interne notater Mineralogisk -Geologisk Museum Universitetet i Oslo, 1961 - 1990. Geologisk Museums Venner, 1991, p.145-148

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe1-xS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Devilline7.DD.30CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Glaucocerinite7.DD.35(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Woodwardite7.DD.35Cu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Wroewolfeite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe1-xS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tennantite'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Woodwardite31.2.2.1Cu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Glaucocerinite31.4.8.1(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Wroewolfeite31.4.2.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Devilline31.6.1.1CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
H WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
O WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
AlAluminium
Al Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Al WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SiSilicon
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
S WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Aalholm, O. A. (1983) Handelshuset Thommesen-Smith's historie. Rygene-Smith & Tønnesen 1983. 320p.
Bech, Lone (1984) Detailed geological mapping of the Skyttemyr-Bøylestad ore and its host-rock package, Bamble section, 1983. ARCO Norway, report, No. 84-230-20, 22 s. + v sider.
Anonymous (1988) Kobber på Bøilestad. SG-Nytt [A local magazine for the Sørlandet Geological Society, Norway]. 3 (2), 13-15 (unpaginated).
Geological Survey of Norway (NGU). The Ore Database (Malmdatabasen). Deposit Area 919 - 012. Bøylestad (Last updated 17.okt.2017)

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