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Birtavarre mining district, Kåfjord, Troms, Norwayi
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Birtavarre mining districtMining District
KåfjordMunicipality
TromsCounty
NorwayCountry

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69° 27' North , 21° 0' East
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Birtavarre gruvedistrikt, Kåfjord, Troms, Norge


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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
Cobaltpentlandite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Description: Occure as thin lamellas in cubanite.
Reference: Lindahl, I. (1973): Cobalt pentlandite from Kongsfjell, Nordland, and Birtavarre, Northern Troms. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 294, 9-19
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
'Feldspar Group'
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'
Reference: Geological Survey of Norway. The Ore Database. Deposit Area 1940 - 008. Sabetjok.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.
Valleriite
Formula: (Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Description: Usualy as thin, small lamellaes in chalcopyrite, or as small masses replasing chalcopyrite.
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): The Copper Deposits of the Birtavarre District, Troms, Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 199, 239p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltpentlandite2.BB.15(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Valleriite2.FD.30(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Cobaltpentlandite2.7.1.3(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Hydroxysulfides and Hydrated Sulfides
Valleriite2.14.1.1(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
OOxygen
O Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SSulfur
S Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CoCobalt
Co Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
CuCopper
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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