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Västanå Iron Mine (Westanå Mine), Näsum, Bromölla, Skåne County, Swedeni
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 10' 0'' North , 14° 28' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Näsum1,307 (2017)1.4km
Klagstorp341 (2018)3.6km
Vånga241 (2017)7.5km
Jämshög1,612 (2017)7.7km
Bromölla7,854 (2017)10.2km
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Swedish:
Västanågruvan (Västanå järnmalmsgruva), Näsum, Bromölla kommun, Skåne län, Sverige


Small iron mine, active from 1804 to 1916. The ore consisted of specular hematite in quartzite. Belongs to the same deformation zone as Hålsjöberg, Värmland and Hökensås, Västergötland. The mine is the type locality for the minerals attakolite, augelite, berlinite, and trolleite.

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34 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Colour: Brown to red
Description: Occucrs together with pyrophyllite. Note: the green manganese-rich variety Viridine does not oocurs at the mine, but in the Northwestern part of the Västanåfield
Reference: Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
'Apatite'
Habit: Longprismatic
Colour: Snow white
Description: Found together with yellowish transparant perfect crystals of svanbergite chloritoid and lazulite in quartz.
Reference: The Swedish Museum of Natural History collection # 18680536
Attakolite (TL)
Formula: (Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
Type Locality:
Colour: white to pale red (salmonred)
Description: As masses together with other phosphates. It is distinguished by its intense pearly lustre on cleavages.
Reference: Blomstrand, C.W. (1868) Om Vestanå Mineralier. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 25 (3), 197-212; Gallagher, M.J. and Gerards, J.F. (1963) Berlinite from Rwanda. Mineralogical Magazine: 33: 613-615.; Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 697, 872.
Augelite (TL)
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Type Locality:
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 697, 872.; Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 41 (1961), 407.; Gallagher, M.J. and Gerards, J.F. (1963) Berlinite from Rwanda. Mineralogical Magazine: 33: 613-615.
Bearthite
Formula: Ca2Al(PO4)2(OH)
Colour: yellow
Description: Occurs together with lazulite.
Reference: Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Berlinite (TL)
Formula: AlPO4
Type Locality:
Colour: Colorless; pale pinkish red; greyish
Description: Difficult to distinguish from quartz. Occurs in masses together with other phosphates rimmed by lazulite.
Reference: Blomstrand, C.W. (1868) Om Vestanå Mineralier. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 25 (3), 197-212.; Gallagher, M.J. and Gerards, J.F. (1963) Berlinite from Rwanda. Mineralogical Magazine: 33: 613-615 (referring to berlinite from the type locality).
Bjarebyite
Formula: (Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
Colour: darkgreen to grassgreen
Description: Grains in phospate-nodules
Reference: Thomasson, R. (1983): Bjarebyit, (Ba,Sr)(Mn,Fe2+)2(Al,Fe3+)2(PO4)3(OH)3, ett nytt fosfatmineral från Västanå Järngruva, Skåne- En undersökning av kristallstrukturen. M.Sc. thesis, Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden. 30p
Childrenite
Formula: Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Colour: brown
Description: As a mm broad rim of brown crystals (< 0,5mm) together with millisite around a trolleite nodule in one phospatenodule measuring 7 x 4 cm found in 1977.
Reference: Hansen, S. & Landa-Canovas, A. (1994): Childrenite and millisite from Västanå Mine, Skåne, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 116: 92.
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Habit: Flaky
Colour: Dark green
Description: At the mine the Chloritoid is usually changed into a reddish mess. See photo.
Reference: Kjell Gatedal
Cirrolite
Formula: Ca3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
Description: Described as Kirrolit (Blomstrand 1886). Probably a mixture of bearthite, kyanite and lazulite.
Reference: Blomstrand, C. W. (1868): Om Vestanå Mineralier. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 25 (3), 197-212; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 845.
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Habit: Masses and veins
Colour: Dark brown and orange ( in mica shist)
Description: Huge boulder of dark brown dravite together with quartz and rutile has been found.
Reference: The Swedish Museum of Natural History collection nr 19980134; Kjell Gatedal
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Bergström, J. & Shaikh, N.A.: (1980): Malmer, industriella mineral och bergarter i Kristianstads län. Projekt i länsplanering 1980. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Rapporter och meddelanden 22. 90 p
'Fine-grained metamafic-rock'
Reference: Wilke, H.-J. (1997) Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Christian Weise Verlag, München. 200p. [p.17-18]
Florencite-(Ce)
Formula: CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Habit: massive; mm-sized small crystals
Colour: yellowgreen; Bluegrey; pinkishwhite
Description: Analyzes by Weibull (1886, 1898) shows Ca:Mn = 19:2.
Reference: Weibull, M., (1886): Om manganapatit från Vestanå jemte några anmärkningar öfver apatitens sammansättning. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 8, 492-495; Weibull, M. (1898) : Om några Vestanåmineral. Geologiska Föreningens i Stock­holm Förhandlingar 20, 57-66
Fluorapatite var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Habit: massive; mm-sized small crystals
Colour: yellowgreen; Bluegrey; pinkishwhite
Description: Analyzes by Weibull (1886, 1898) shows Ca:Mn = 19:2.
Reference: Weibull, M., (1886): Om manganapatit från Vestanå jemte några anmärkningar öfver apatitens sammansättning. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 8, 492-495; Weibull, M. (1898) : Om några Vestanåmineral. Geologiska Föreningens i Stock­holm Förhandlingar 20, 57-66
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: The Swedish Museum of Natural History collection; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1006.
Hinsdalite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Wilke, H.-J. (1997) Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Christian Weise Verlag, München. 200p. [p.17-18]
Hurlbutite
Formula: CaBe2(PO4)2
Colour: Yellowish to white
Reference: Svensson, D., Hansen, S. & Bovin, J.-O., 2002: Hurlbutite, the first Be mineral from Västanå iron mine, Skåne, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 124, 41-43.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Arkiv för kemi, mineralogi och geologi. 6, 75; Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Description: Masses up to 5 x 3 cm
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 872, 910.; Gallagher, M.J. and Gerards, J.F. (1963) Berlinite from Rwanda. Mineralogical Magazine: 33: 613-615.; Sandstöm, F. (2007) Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38.; The Swedish Museum of Natural History collection.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Description: Found in a conglomerate.
Reference: Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Millisite
Formula: (Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Description: Found in one phosphatenodule (measuring 7 x 4 cm found in 1977) together with childrenite forming a rim around a trolleite nodule
Reference: Hansen, S. & Landa-Canovas, A. (1994): Childrenite and millisite from Västanå Mine, Skåne, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 116: 92.
'Monazite' ?
Reference: The Swedish Museum of Natural History collection nr g32765
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Blomstrand, C. W. (1868): Om Vestanå Mineralier. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 25 (3), 197-212
Muscovite var: Damourite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Nordiska Riksmuseet (Stockholm) list of minerals found at Västanå; Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bergström, J. & Shaikh, N.A.: (1980): Malmer, industriella mineral och bergarter i Kristianstads län. Projekt i länsplanering 1980. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Rapporter och meddelanden 22. 90 p
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Wilke, H.-J. (1997) Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Christian Weise Verlag, München. 200p. [p.17-18]
Ottrélite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Colour: black
Reference: Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Piemontite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Habit: Singel crystals
Colour: Cherry red
Description: As finegrained masses in micashist.
Reference: Kjell Gatedal
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Weibull, M. (1898) : Om några Vestanåmineral. Geologiska Föreningens i Stock­holm Förhandlingar 20, 57-66; Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Description: Observed microscopic in polished sections
Reference: Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Kjell Gatedal photo & specimen
Svanbergite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Habit: Singel crystals
Colour: Redbrown and rarely yellowish
Reference: Blomstrand, C. W. (1868): Om Vestanå Mineralier. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 25 (3), 197-212; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1006; Canadian Mineralogist: 25: 201; Kjell Gatedal
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: The Swedish Museum of Natural History collection nr g32998
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Bergström, J. & Shaikh, N.A.: (1980): Malmer, industriella mineral och bergarter i Kristianstads län. Projekt i länsplanering 1980. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Rapporter och meddelanden 22. 90 p
Trolleite (TL)
Formula: Al4(PO4)3(OH)3
Type Locality:
Colour: pale green to blue
Description: As small masses and veins
Reference: Blomstrand, C. W. (1868): Om Vestanå Mineralier. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 25 (3), 197-212; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 911.
Woodhouseite ?
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Wilke, H.-J. (1997) Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Christian Weise Verlag, München. 200p. [p.17-18]
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Bergström, J. & Shaikh, N.A.: (1980): Malmer, industriella mineral och bergarter i Kristianstads län. Projekt i länsplanering 1980. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Rapporter och meddelanden 22. 90 p

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Attakolite (TL)8.BH.60(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
Augelite (TL)8.BE.05Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Bearthite8.BG.05Ca2Al(PO4)2(OH)
Berlinite (TL)8.AA.05AlPO4
Bjarebyite8.BH.20(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
Childrenite8.DD.20Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Cirrolite8.BH.20Ca3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
Florencite-(Ce)8.BL.13CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite8.BN.05(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Hinsdalite8.BL.05PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Hurlbutite8.AA.15CaBe2(PO4)2
Lazulite8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Millisite8.DL.10(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Svanbergite8.BL.05SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Trolleite (TL)8.BB.45Al4(PO4)3(OH)3
Woodhouseite ?8.BL.05CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Chloritoid9.AF.85(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Damourite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nacrite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Ottrélite9.AF.85(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Piemontite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Fine-grained metamafic-rock'-
'Monazite' ?-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Hurlbutite38.3.6.1CaBe2(PO4)2
AXO4
Berlinite (TL)38.4.2.1AlPO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Florencite-(Ce)41.5.10.2CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
A2(XO4)Zq
Augelite (TL)41.6.8.1Al2(PO4)(OH)3
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq
Bjarebyite41.9.1.3(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Bearthite41.10.4.2Ca2Al(PO4)2(OH)
Lazulite41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Miscellaneous
Trolleite (TL)41.11.1.1Al4(PO4)3(OH)3
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Childrenite42.7.1.1Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Millisite42.7.9.1(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Attakolite (TL)43.4.13.1(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
Hinsdalite43.4.1.5PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Svanbergite43.4.1.6SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Woodhouseite ?43.4.1.8CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chloritoid52.3.3.1(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Ottrélite52.3.3.3(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Piemontite58.2.1a.11{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
Cirrolite-Ca3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
'Fine-grained metamafic-rock'-
Fluorapatite
var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
-(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Monazite' ?-
Muscovite
var: Damourite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nacrite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
H AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
H TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3
H SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
H Ottrélite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)
H Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
H ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
H CirroliteCa3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
H Muscovite (var: Damourite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Fluorapatite (var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite)(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
H Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
H Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
BeBeryllium
Be HurlbutiteCaBe2(PO4)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
O AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
O BerliniteAlPO4
O TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3
O SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O HematiteFe2O3
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O Ottrélite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)
O Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
O ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
O CirroliteCa3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
O Muscovite (var: Damourite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Fluorapatite (var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite)(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
O Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
O Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HurlbutiteCaBe2(PO4)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O RutileTiO2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
FFluorine
F Fluorapatite (var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite)(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Mg Ottrélite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Mg Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
Al AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
Al BerliniteAlPO4
Al TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3
Al SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al Ottrélite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)
Al Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
Al ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Al CirroliteCa3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
Al Muscovite (var: Damourite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Al Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Ottrélite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Damourite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
PPhosphorus
P Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
P AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
P BerliniteAlPO4
P TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3
P SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
P BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)
P Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
P ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
P CirroliteCa3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
P Fluorapatite (var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite)(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
P Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
P HurlbutiteCaBe2(PO4)2
P Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
SSulfur
S SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl Fluorapatite (var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite)(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Damourite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
Ca BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)
Ca CirroliteCa3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite)(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Ca Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca HurlbutiteCaBe2(PO4)2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
Mn Ottrélite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Mn Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
Mn Fluorapatite (var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite)(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Mn Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Ottrélite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
Fe ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Fe Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
SrStrontium
Sr SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Sr Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
BaBarium
Ba Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
CeCerium
Ce Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
PbLead
Pb HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6

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.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3157454
Proterozoic I meta-volcanic

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-volcanic rock group}, Minor{gneiss,quartzite}

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]

Statherian - Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185542
Paleoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 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]

Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma



ID: 2632414

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Description: Blekinge-Bornholm orogen

Lithology: Acid and basic metavolcanic rocks, paragneiss, quartzite

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

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

References

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Blomstrand, C.W. (1868) Om Vestanå Mineralier. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 25 (3), 197-212.
Weibull, M. (1886) Om manganapatit från Vestanå jemte några anmärkningar öfver apatitens sammansättning. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 8, 492-495.
Weibull, M. (1898) Om några Vestanåmineral. Geologiska Föreningens i Stock­holm Förhandlingar 20, 57-66.
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 845, 872, 910, 911, 1006.
Gallagher, M.J. and Gerards, J.F. (1963) Berlinite from Rwanda. Mineralogical Magazine: 33: 613-615 (referring to augelite, attakolite and berlinite from the type locality).
Bergström, J. and Shaikh, N.A. (1980) SGU Rapport o. meddel. 22.
Thomasson, R. (1983) Bjarebyite, (Ba,Sr)(Mn,Fe2+)2(Al,Fe3+)2(PO4)3(OH)3, ett nytt fosfatmineral från Västanå Järngruva, Skåne- En undersökning av kristallstrukturen. M.Sc. thesis, Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden. 30p.
Hansen, S. and Landa-Canovas, A. (1994) Childrenite and millisite from Västanå Mine, Skåne, Sweden. GFF (Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar) 116: 92.
Wilke, H.-J. (1997) Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Christian Weise Verlag, München. 200p. [p.17-18]
Svensson, D., Hansen, S. & Bovin, J.-O. (2002) Hurlbutite, the first Be mineral from Västanå iron mine, Skåne, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 124, 41-43.
Sandstöm, F. (2007) Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2), 14-38.

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