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Geiteryggen (Dyrfonni), Hardangervidda West, Ullensvang, Hordaland, Norwayi
Regional Level Types
Geiteryggen (Dyrfonni)Prospect
Hardangervidda WestMountain Area
UllensvangMunicipality
HordalandCounty
NorwayCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
60° 21' 56'' North , 6° 58' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Eidfjord569 (2016)12.5km
Kinsarvik459 (2014)14.1km
Kaland403 (2010)16.8km
Lofthus565 (2013)17.6km
Granvin460 (2010)22.5km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Dyrfonni, Viveli; Geitaryggen; Dyrefonni; Viveli
Other Languages:
Norwegian:
Geiteryggen (Dyrfonni), Ullensvang heradskommune, Hordaland, Norge


This locality is located outside the border of the Hardangervidda National park. (Collecting inside the national park is strictly forbidden). It should be noted though, that this locality has been staked out as a claim, and according to Norwegian mining laws it is considered theft to collect at this site without permission from the holder of the claim. Even so, at the end of the 1990s, several people collected more than 200 pieces of anatase specimens here illegally and subsequently sold them at mineral shows in USA and Germany. Some collectors have thus been legally prosecuted. Specimens of anatase from this locality have been erroneously labelled as coming from "Valdres", probably to avoid prosecution or to keep the locality a secret.

Note:
This locality is often referred to as "Dyrfonni, Viveli", which is not correct. Viveli, a known accommodation place and a starting point for hiking in this area of Hardangervidda lies further east of Geiteryggen and is located in the municipality Eidsfjord, while the locality itself is located in Ullensvang, which is the neighbouring municipality.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: XRD analysis has showed that the white feldspar here labelled as albite is orthoclase (Nordrum 2015)
Reference: Rob Lavinsky photo and other photos posted in Mindat
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Habit: dipyramid crystals with flat, basal (pinacoidal )termination
Colour: Black, brownish in splinters
Reference: Arit, T. (2005): Die Grösste Anataskluft der Welt. Schweizer Strahler, 4/2005, 7-14; Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Nordrum, F.S. (1999): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1998-1999. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 87-90
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse (NGU) rapport nr 99.110
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Nordrum, F.S. (1999): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1998-1999. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 87-90; Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Nordrum, F.S. (1999): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1998-1999. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 87-90; Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Nordrum, F. S. (2015): Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt. 26(6), 56-85
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Nordrum, F.S. (1999): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1998-1999. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 87-90
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Baumbauerquartz common. Friedländerquarz rare
Reference: Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p 75
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Broekmans, M.A.T.M. (1999): Anatasforekomsten på Geiteryggen ( Dyrefonni). Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse (NGU) rapport nr 99.110. 15p

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite ?9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
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
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite ?76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O BrookiteTiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Nordrum, F.S. (1999) Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1998-1999. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift, 15, 87-90.
Broekmans, M.A.T.M. (1999) Anatasforekomsten på Geiteryggen ( Dyrefonni). Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse (NGU) rapport 99.110. 15p.
Nordrum, F.S. (2004) Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2003-2004. Stein, 31(2), 36-44.
Arlt, T. (2005) Die Grösste Anataskluft der Welt. Schweizer Strahler, 4/2005, 7-14.
Herø, Ø. (2009) Anatas fra Hardangervidda. Harstad Geologiforening 1989-2009. Published by Harstad Geologiforening, 2009. p. 7. [Anecdotal notes on a visit on the locality].
Nordrum, F.S. (2015) Anatas und weitere Mineralien aus der westlichen Hardangervidda, Norwegen. Mineralien-Welt, 26(6), 56-85.

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