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Storgangen Ilmenite Mine, Sandbekk, Sokndal, Rogaland, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 21' 43'' North , 6° 20' 34'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.36215,6.34282
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Owned/operated by:Kronos
Age:1000 to 541 ± 1.0 Ma
Geologic Time:Neoproterozoic
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Old ilmenite mine. A about 4km long and up to 50m wide noritic orebody embedded in the Åna-Sira anorthosite massif. It was mined by Titania from 1916 to 1964. The total production was about 10 millions tonn ore with an average of 18-19 % TiO2, accounting for 11-13% of the world production of TiO2 during that period.

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1000 - 1600 Ma

ID: 1383847
Mesoproterozoic plutonic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Description: Anorthosite;ANORTHOSITE

Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.

Lithology: Plutonic rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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Raade, G. (1970): Contribution to the Mineralogy of Norway No 43. Perrierrite from the Sogndal anorthosite, south Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 50, 241-243.
Krause, H. & Pape, H. (1975): Mikroskopische Untersuchungen der Mineralvergesellschaftung in Erz und Nebengestein der Ilmenitlagerstätte Storgangen (Süd-Norwegen). Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 55: 387-422.
Paludan, Johanne; Hansen, Ulla B.; Olesen, Niels Ø. (1994): Structural evolution of the Precambrian Bjerkreim-Sokndal intrusion, south Norway;Norsk geologisk tidsskrift; 74 : 185-198
Paludan, Johanne (1995): Structural evolution of the Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion, SW Norway: micro to macro scale studies. Thesis
Duchesne, J.C. (1999): Fe-Ti deposits in Rogaland anorthosites (South Norway): geochemical characteristics and problems of interpretation. Mineralium Deposita 34, 182-198.
Bolle, O., Diot, H. & Duchesne, J.C. 2000: Magnetic fabric and deformation in charnockitic igneous rocks of the Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion (Rogaland, Southwest Norway). J. Struct. Geol. 22, 647-667.
Duchesne, J.-C. 2001: The Rogaland Intrusive Massifs - an excursion guide. NGU Report 2001.029, 139 p.
Schiellerup, H., Korneliussen, A., Heldal, T., Marker, M., Bjerkgård, T. & Nilsson, L.P. (2003) Mineral resources in the Rogaland Anorthosite Province, South Norway: origins, history and recent developments: in Ilmenite deposits and their geological environment. Jean-Clair Duchesne & Are Korneliussen ed. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Special Publication No. 9
Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Forekomstområde 1111 - 008. Storgangen.

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