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Norra Kärr, Gränna, Jönköping, Småland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 6' 8'' North , 14° 33' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.1022222222, 14.5658333333
Name(s) in local language(s):Norra Kärr nefelinsyenit
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia

Alkaline complex 1.5 km east of lake Vättern and 45 km NE of Jönköping. One the world's oldest agpaitic complexes (1500 Ma). It is the type locality for the rock types Grännaite, Lakarpite, Kaxtorpite and Pulaskite.

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60 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 5 erroneous literature entries.

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Törnebohm, A. (1906a): Katapleitsyenit, en nyupptäkt varietet af nefelinsyenit i Sverige. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Ser. C 1906. 199: 1-54

Törnebohm, A. (1906b): Katapleitsyenit, en nyupptäkt varietet af nefelinsyenit i Sverige. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 28: 415-417 [abstract of Törnebohm 1906a]

Adamson, O.J. (1942): Eckermannite, a new alkali amphibole. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 64 :329-334

Adamson, O. J. (1944): The Petrology of the Norra Kärr District. An occurrence of alkaline Rocks in Southern Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 66: 112-255

Sundius, N. : The composition of Eckermannite and its position in the amphibole group. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Serie C 475.

Koark, H. (1969): Zu Hülle, Inhalt, Gefüge und Alter des Alkaligesteinvorkommen von Norra Kärr im südlichen Mittelschweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 91: 159-184

Wilke, H.-J. (1976): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 4: Skandinavien. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 370p (p. 159-160)

Kramm, U.& Koark, H. (1988): Isotopic composition of Galena lead from the Norra Kärr peralkaline complex, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 110: 311-316

Zetterqvist, A. (1991): Zirkon från Norra Kärr. Stuffen Varpen. (Medlemstidning för Stockholms Amatørgeologiska Sällskap). 1 (nr 1) p. 22

Thulin, H. (1996): Norra Kärr. Litiofilen 13: 17-51

Holtstam, D.(1998): Jinshajiangite from the Norra Kärr alkaline intrusion, Jönköping, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 120: 373-374

Strand, U. (1999): Meddelande om nytt mineral för Sverige. Jinshajiangit från Norra Kärr, Gränna, samt något om fluorbritolit-(Ce). STEIN 26 (2), 38-39.

Strand, U. (1999): Meddelande om nytt mineral för Sverige. Jinshajiangit från Norra Kärr, Gränna, samt något om fluorbritolit-(Ce). Litiofilen 16 (1): 22-23

Thulin, H. (2000): Norra Kärr-Några nya fynd och undersökningar. Litiofilen, 17 (2): 25-45

Sandström, F. (2002): Zinkblände från Norra Kärr. Litiofilen. 19 (1), 15

Oberti, R. Cámara, F.; Hawthorne, F.C. and Ball, N.A. (2009): Fluoro-aluminoleakeite, NaNa2(Mg2Al2Li)Si8O22F2, a new mineral of the amphibole group from Norra Kärr, Sweden: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine. 73: 817-824

Jonsson, E. (2010): Drusiga sena natrolitassociationer från Norra Kärr. Berg & Mineral (Stockholm Amatørgeologiska Sällskap), 20 (62): 12-13

Sjöqvist, A.S.L., Cornell, D.H., Andersen, T., Erambert, M., Ek, M. and Leijd, M. (2013): Three compositional varieties of rare-earth element ore: eudialyte-group minerals from the Norra Kärr Alkaline Complex, Southern Sweden. Minerals 3, 94-120. []

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