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Gottes Hülfe in der Not Mine (Gottes Hülfe Mine), Overberget Mining Field, Kongsberg silver mining district, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 39' 38'' North , 9° 35' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.66042,9.58655
GeoHash:G#: u4wg6huen
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):(Gottes Hülfe in der Noth)

The site was discovered in 1654 by Hans Bautz.
A find of lamini-formed silver crystals were found in 1935 and discussed by Støren (1935) and Neumann (1944)

Mineral List

24 valid minerals.

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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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: 3130792
Proterozoic I quartzite

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{mica schist,marble,amphibolite}

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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Brünnich, M. L. (1777): Forsøg til Mineralogie for Norge. Priskrift, Trondhjem
Münster, Ths. (1883): Bemærkninger om Kongsbergmineralerne. Nyt Mag. Naturv. 27, 309-322 [on calcite]
Støren, R. (1935): Om platekrystaller av gedigent sølv m.m. Tidsskrift for kjemi og bergvesen 15, p.124
Lietz, J. (1939): Mikroskopische und chemische Untersuchungen an Kongsberger Silbererzen. Zeitschr.ang. Min. 2, 65-113 [on achantite and jalpaite]
Neumann, H. (1944): Silver deposits at Kongsberg. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 162. p. 46 [on silver]
Larsen, A. O. (1980): Fluorapofyllitt og hydroksyapofyllitt. NAGS-nytt 7 (2), 36-37 [with analysis on apophyllite-(KF) from Gottes Hülfe]
Nordrum, F.S.(1995): Mineralfunn på Kongsberg etter nedleggelsen av Sølvverket. Bergverksmuseets skrift nr 9 ,42-47
Nordrum, F. S. (2003): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2002-2003. STEIN 30 (2), 4-10 [on a find of cinnabar and hyalophane]
Nordrum, F. S. ; Larsen, A. O. & Erambert, M. (2003): Ba,Sr-mineraler i Kongsberg sølvforekomster- en foreløpig rapport. Norsk Bergverksmuseum skrift 25: 43-50 [on baryte and hyalophane from Gottes Hülfe]

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