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Hvítusteinar Quarry, Skalabotnur, Skálafjørđur, Eysturoy Island, Faroe Islands, Denmarki
Regional Level Types
Hvítusteinar QuarryQuarry
Skalabotnur- not defined -
Skálafjørđur- not defined -
Eysturoy IslandIsland
Faroe IslandsGroup of Islands
DenmarkCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
62° 11' 9'' North , 6° 50' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Skálafjørður105 (2012)1.1km
Ytri Skáli621 (2018)4.2km
Syðrugøta421 (2012)4.6km
Søldarfjørður360 (2018)5.1km
Norðragøta573 (2017)5.3km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Skalabotnur Quarry; Hvitasteinar Quarry


Small quarry 1.3 km SE of Skalabotnur. Only temporary in operation. In part being landfilled (2011)

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
North Atlantic Igneous ProvinceLarge Igneous Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apophyllite'
Reference: Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011
'Chabazite'
Reference: Weisenberger, T. B. & Spürgin, S. (2012): Die Färöer - ein geologischer Streifzug. Aufschluss 63, 173-192.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz; Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz; Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Zeolite collection of Volker Betz

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Celadonite9.EC.15K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Celadonite71.2.2a.6K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3186624
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]

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3155879
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]

Eocene - Paleocene
33.9 - 66 Ma



ID: 635946
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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Tranefors, H. (2007): Färöarna juli 2006-en reseskildring. Litiofilen. 24 (1): 15-21
Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society (SMLS) Journal 234 Nov/Dec 2011
Weisenberger, T. B. & Spürgin, S. (2012): Die Färöer - ein geologischer Streifzug. Aufschluss 63, 173-192.


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