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Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 49' 0'' North , 15° 32' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.8166666667, 15.55
Name(s) in local language(s):Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskattebergs kommun, Västmanland, Sverige
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia


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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References

Brandt, G. (1746) Rön och anmärkningar angående en synnerlig färg-kobolt. Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 1746, 119-130.

Hisinger, W. and Berzelius, J.J. (1804) Cerium, en ny Metall funnen i Bastnäs Tungsten från Riddarhyttan i Westmanland. Henrik A. Nordström, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hisinger, W. and Berzelius, J.J. (1804) Cerium: ein neuer Metall aus einer Schwedischen Steinart, Bastnäs Tungstein gennant. Neues Allgemeines Journal der Chemie, 2: 397-418.

Klaproth, M.H. (1807) Chemische Untersuchung des Cerits, Beiträge zur chemischen Kenntniss der Mineralkörper, Vierter Band, Rottmann Berlin, 140-152.

Hisinger, W. (1838) Analyser af några svenska mineralier. 2. Basiskt Fluor-Cerium från Bastnäs. Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 1838, 187-1891.

Haidinger, W. (1845) Handbuch der bestimmenden Mineralogie, enthaltend die Terminologie, Systematik, Nomenklatur und Charakteristik der Naturgeschichte des Mineralreiches. Vienna: Braumüller und Seidel, 630p.

Geijer, P. (1920) The cerium minerals of Bastnäs at Riddarhyttan. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning, Serie C, 304: 1-24.

Holtstam, D. (2002) Cobaltkieserite, CoSO4·H2O, a new mineral species from Bastnäs, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 124: 117-119.

Holtstam, D., Andersson, U.B., and Mansfeld, J. (2003) Ferriallanite-(Ce) from the Bastnäs deposit, Västmanland, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist, 41: 1233-1240.

Holtstam, D., Norrestam, R., and Andersson, U.B. (2003) Percleveite-(Ce) - a new lanthanide disilicate mineral from Bastnäs, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden. European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 725-731.

Andersson, U.B. (ed) (2004) The Bastnäs type REE-mineralizations in northwestern Bergslagen, Sweden- a summary with geological background and excursion guide. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Rapporter och meddelanden 119, 34p.

Holtstam, D., Grins, J., and Nysten, P. (2004) Håleniusite-(La) from the Bastnäs deposit, Västmanland, Sweden: A new REE oxyfluoride mineral species. Canadian Mineralogist, 42(4): 1097-1103.

Öhman, L., Nysten, P., and Langhof, J. (2004) Famous mineral localities: the Bastnäs mines - Riddarhyttan ore field, Bergslagen district, Västmanland, Sweden. The Mineralogical Record, 35 (3): 187-200.

Öhman, L., Nysten, P., and Langhof, J. (2005) Nya Bastnäs i Riddarhytte malmfält. Litiofilen, 22 (1): 14-38.

Holtstam, D. and Andersson, U.B. (2007) The REE minerals of the Bastnäs-type deposits, South-Central Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 1073-1114.

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