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Dannemora mine, Dannemora, Östhammar, Uppland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 60° 12' 22'' North , 17° 51' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 60.2061111111, 17.8605555556
Name(s) in local language(s):Dannemoragruvan
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia


Iron mine with minor zinc, copper and silver. Earliest mentioned as silver mine 1481.
The iron ore low in phosphorus and rich in lime and manganese was the base for the high quality steel from the famous Walloon works. Comprises around 50 open-cast mines of which the largest, Storrymningen, is 200 m long and 100 m deep. Closed 1992. Reopened in June 2012 by the company Dannemora Mineral.

permanganocummingtonite
fluoroactinolite
Chloropermanganogrunerite
fluoro-bariancummingtonite

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42 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: intermediate

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Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08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: Felsic and intermediate volcanic rocks

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]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Bergslagen lithotectonic unit

Lithology: Rhyolite, dacite, metamorphic

Reference: Bergman, S., M.B. Sephens, J. Andersson, B. Kathol, T. Bergman. Sveriges berggrund, skala 1:1 miljon. Sveriges geologiska undersökning K 423. [95]

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Sweden

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References

Sjøgren, H. (1895) Preliminära meddelanden om några undersökningar på svenska mineral. Analyser på axinit från Nordmarken och Dannemora och om axinitens kemiska konstitution. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlinger: 17: 279-288.

Åberg, F. (2015) Mineralogical Study of Manganese Bearing Skarn Minerals and Manganese Content in Magnetite in the Dannemora Skarn Iron Ore Deposit. Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

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