|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||59° 49' 0'' North , 15° 32' 59'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||59.81667,15.55000|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Scandinavia|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskattebergs kommun, Västmanland, Sverige|
Iron, copper, and REE mines first mentioned in 1692. The elements cerium and lanthanum were discovered in minerals from Bastnäs. Mining during the period 1875-1888 produced 4,500 tons of cerium ore (mainly Cerite-(Ce) and ferriallanite-(Ce)).
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69 valid minerals. 10 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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1600 - 2500 Ma
|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. 
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Proterozoic I meta-rhyolite|
1800 - 2050 Ma