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Birkeland 03 Feldspar Quarry, Birkeland, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 32' 3'' North , 7° 55' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.53419,7.92258
GeoHash:G#: u4msurc43
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Birkeland 3 (Topasbruddet), Birkeland, Iveland kommune, Aust-Agder fylke, Norge


A feldspar quarry in a granite pegmatite dyke on the northern slope of the hill north of the Birkeland farm. Located about 350 m north of the farm. The pegmatite was intersected by a small younger cleavelandite-quartz dike.

Bjørlykke locality nr 103.

(Comment by Ronald Werner)
It is difficult to see how Bjørlykke came to the conclusion that this quarry was located at the north slope. There is a quarry about 350 m north of the farmhouse, but it is located at the south-east slope of the Topasfjell.
Would the quarry really be located at the north slope, then the distance from the farmhouse would be significantly more than 350 m.

The description of Frigstad (1968) is in agreement with the here presented coordinates.

About 30 m north of the here presented coordinates there seems to be another potential quarry. An aerial picture from 1972 is inconclusive.


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15 valid minerals.

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Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3186372
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Granitoid gneiss; orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3133829
Proterozoic I gabbro

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{gabbro}, Minor{diorite,plutonic ultramafic group,meta-gabbro}

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]

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References

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Bjørlykke, H. (1934) The Mineral Paragenesis and Classification of the Granite Pegmatites of Iveland, Setesdal, Southern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 14, 211-311.
Frigstad, O.F. (1968) Den förste norske forekomst av mineralet bismit. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p 18.
Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo.

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