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Norra Kärr, Gränna, Jönköping, Småland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 6' 7'' North , 14° 33' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.10222,14.56583
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Norra Kärr nefelinsyenit, Gränna, Jönköpings kommun, Småland, Sverige

Alkaline complex 1.5 km east of lake Vättern and 45 km NE of Jönköping. One of 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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62 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 5 erroneous literature entries.

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Regional Geology

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1400 - 1600 Ma

ID: 2630621

Age: Calymmian (1400 - 1600 Ma)

Description: Proterozoic (post-1.8 Ga) magmatic and sedimentary provinces

Lithology: Granite, syenitoid, nepheline syenite

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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Localities in this Region

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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, doi:10.1080/11035894409451831
Sundius, N. (1946) 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. and 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. []
Tranefors, H. and Olsson, K. (2017) Norra Kärr- ett återbesök och uppdatering från juni 2016. Litiofilen: 34: 7-10.

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