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Nesvik Quarry, Streymoy Island, Faroe Islands, Denmarki
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Nesvik QuarryQuarry
Streymoy IslandIsland
Faroe IslandsGroup of Islands
DenmarkCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Nesvik, Streymoy, Føroyar (Færøerne), Danmark
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 13' 21'' North , 7° 2' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.22250,-7.04083
GeoHash:G#: gg4czz302
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate


Abandoned quarry along the road Vikavegur, now used as scrap yard, ca. 2km NW of Nesvík.
Location for remarkable large Leyne-Ca.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasia Plate

Plate - 7,320 mineral species & varietal names listed

North Atlantic Igneous Province

Large Igneous Province - 394 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona.(p.301)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011
'Chabazite'
Reference: Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011
Gyrolite
Formula: NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona.(p.301)
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Schmitter, F. J. (2008): Zeolithe aus dem Hohen Norden: Sammeltouren auf den Färöer-Inseln. Lapis 33 (2), 29-35; 50
'Lévyne'
Habit: eceptionaly large, twinined crystals
Colour: white
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona.(p.301)
Lévyne-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Reference: Zeolite Colletion of Volker Betz. Analysis by Erick Keck.
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: ZBetz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona.(p.301)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Schmitter, F. J. (2008): Zeolithe aus dem Hohen Norden: Sammeltouren auf den Färöer-Inseln. Lapis 33 (2), 29-35; 50
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Schmitter, F. J. (2008): Zeolithe aus dem Hohen Norden: Sammeltouren auf den Färöer-Inseln. Lapis 33 (2), 29-35; 50
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.; Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona.(p.301)
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Analcime'9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Gyrolite9.EE.30NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Lévyne-Ca9.GD.15(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
Heulandite subgroup-
Lévyne-
Thomsonite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 73 - PHYLLOSILICATES Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets
Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets with double and single layers
Gyrolite73.2.2c.1NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Lévyne-Ca-(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Thomsonite'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
H Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
O Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Al Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Si Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Ca Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

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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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3134023
Palaeogene basalt

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt group

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]

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3186626
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Comments: Iceland-Faeroe Rise

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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]

Eocene - Paleocene
33.9 - 66 Ma



ID: 635945
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Paleogene (33.9 - 66 Ma)

Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Faroe Islands, Shetland Platform

Comments: Continental shelf; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Basalt, olivine basalt, tholeiite, alkali basalt, basanite, pillow basalt, flood basalt

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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Betz, V. (1981): Famous mineral localities: Zeolites from Iceland and the Faeroes. Mineralogical Record, 12, 5-26.
Tschernich, R. W. (1992): Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona.(p.301)
Schmitter, F. J. (2008): Zeolithe aus dem Hohen Norden: Sammeltouren auf den Färöer-Inseln. Lapis 33 (2), 29-35; 50
Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011


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