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Borras copper deposit, Alta, Finnmark, Norwayi
Regional Level Types
Borras copper depositDeposit
AltaMunicipality
FinnmarkCounty
NorwayCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
70° 12' 40'' North , 23° 31' 14'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Age:
2300 to 1600 Ma
Geologic Time:
Reference for age:
Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomstområde 2012 - 010.
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rafsbotn370 (2013)21.4km
Alta12,077 (2017)28.5km
Rypefjord1,731 (2013)48.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Borras kopper-koboltskjerp
Other Languages:
Norwegian:
Borras kobberforekomst, Alta, Finnmark, Norge


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Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
ScandinaviaRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): On the presence of minerals of the linnaeite series in some copper ores from the Raipas formation of Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 200, 112-120.; Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Description: Carrollite is the primary ore mineral in this deposit.
Reference: Vokes, F.M. (1957): On the presence of minerals of the linnaeite series in some copper ores from the Raipas formation of Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 200, 112-120.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomst nr.10 i Alta (2012) kommune.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Silurian - Neoproterozoic
419.2 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3150294
Caledonian Orogenic Belt

Age: Neoproterozoic to Silurian (419.2 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{shale/slate,tillite,limestone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Silurian - Proterozoic
419.2 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3189179
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: to Silurian (419.2 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Metasedimentary schist

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. [154]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 635205
Sedimentary; Clastic: continental

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: Quartzite, conglomerate, grit, tillite; minor arkose, mica schist, diabase, metabasalt, tuffite, gneiss, marble

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Vokes, F.M. (1957): On the presence of minerals of the linnaeite series in some copper ores from the Raipas formation of Northern Norway. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 200: 112-120.
Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Borras. Forekomstområde 2012 - 010. (Updated 16.apr.2007)

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