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Ørsdalen Mines, Ørsdalen, Bjerkreim, Rogaland, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 40' 48'' North , 6° 25' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.68018,6.43199
GeoHash:G#: u4ktf67su
Locality type:Mines (group of)
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Ørsdalen gruver (Ørsdalen Gruber), Ørsdalen, Bjerkreim kommune, Rogaland fylke, Norge

Discovered around 1900. Originally mined for molybdenite, but wolframite became very soon the most important ore. The mines were extensively worked under World War 1. The last mine was closed in 1950. Located ca. 5 km at the far end of Ørsdalsvannet. The most important mines are: Schånings Grube and Hovland Grube.

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Heier, K. (1955): The Ørsdalen tungsten deposit. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 35: 69-85
Heier, K. (1956): The Geology of the Ørsdalen District, Rogaland, S.Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 36, 167-211
Urban, H. (1971): Zur Kenntnis der schichtgebundenen Wolfram-Molybdän-Vererzung im Örsdalen (Rogaland), Norwegen. Mineralium Deposita 6: 177-195.
Svensen, S. Å. (2004): Noen mineralforekomster i Rogaland. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 28: 23-29

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