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Meikjær Mine, Skjilbreia, Bamble Nickel Mines, Bamble, Telemark, Norwayi
Regional Level Types
Meikjær MineMine
SkjilbreiaFarm
Bamble Nickel MinesGroup of Mines
BambleMunicipality
TelemarkCounty
NorwayCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
58° 58' 0'' North , 9° 32' 24'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Age:
1600 to 1000 Ma
Geologic Time:
Reference for age:
Geological Survey of Norway (NGU). The Ore Database (Malmdatabasen). Deposit Area 814 - 018. Meinkjær.
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kragerø5,158 (2016)13.0km
Herre1,356 (2013)15.3km
Kil901 (2013)16.1km
Langangen505 (2014)20.2km
Porsgrunn34,377 (2017)20.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Meinkjær
Other Languages:
Norwegian:
Meikjær gruve, Skjilbreia, Bamble nikkelgruver, Bamble, Telemark, Norge


Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide ores. Abandoned mine located close to Skjilbreia farm.

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8 valid minerals.

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'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
'Ferroan pargasite'
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM-3469
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Gjerpseth (1979, p. 66); Neumann (1985, p. 56).; Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Bugge, A-(1922): Nikkelgruber i Bamle. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. Årbok for 1920 og 1921. 87: 1-14 + map

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hercynite4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Ferroan pargasite'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Ferroan pargasite'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

References

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Bugge, A-(1922): Nikkelgruber i Bamle. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. Årbok for 1920 og 1921. 87: 1-14 + map
Brickwood, J. D. (1986): The geology and mineralogy of some Fe-Cu-Ni sulphide deposits in the Bamble area, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 66, 189-208
Geological Survey of Norway (NGU). The Ore Database (Malmdatabasen). Deposit Area 814 - 018. Meinkjær. (Last updated 12.okt.2017)

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