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Leveäniemi Mine, Svappavaara, Kiruna district, Lappland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 37' 59'' North , 21° 1' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.63306,21.02223
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Leveäniemigruvan;
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia


An iron open-pit mine active 1964-83.

Mineral List


34 valid minerals.

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: 637880
Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: undivided

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Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08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: Granite, monzonite, quartz monzonite, quartz monzodiorite

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



ID: 2638038

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Norrbotten lithotectonic unit

Lithology: Basalt, andesite and subordinate 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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References

Bjällerud, C.-G. (1989): Phosphate minerals from the Leveäniemi Iron Mine, Svappavaara, Sweden. Mineralogical Record. 20 (5):343-346

Thorin, L. (1989): Några ovanligare mineral i Lapplandsgruvorna. Stuffen (Medlemsblad för Södertörn Amatörgeologiska Sällskap). Nr 39, nov 1989, 15-16 [on find of chabazite, stilbite and heulandite]

Thorin, L. (1989). Mineralnotiser. Stuffen (Medlemsblad för Södertörn Amatörgeologiska Sällskap). Nr 38, 11. [on the find of tinticite and frondelite]

Zetterqvist, A. (1991): Heulandit och baryt från Leveäniemi. Stuffen Varpen. (Medlemstidning för Stockholms Amatørgeologiska Sällskap). 1 (nr 1) p. 22

Wilke, H.-J. (1997): Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 200 pp. (in German)

Augsten, R. (2009): Mineralientouren nach Skandinavien (II). Nicht nur Strengit: Svappavaara und der Erzgebau Leveäniemi. Lapis 34 (1): 20-23.

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