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Beständige Liebe Mine (Bestandige Liebe Mine), Underberget Mining Field, Kongsberg silver mining district, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norwayi
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Beständige Liebe Mine (Bestandige Liebe Mine)Mine
Underberget Mining FieldMining Field
Kongsberg silver mining districtMining District

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Name(s) in local language(s):Bestandige Liebe gruve
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 38' 38'' North , 9° 37' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.64409,9.61853
GeoHash:G#: u4wg6cgup
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Kongsberg17,667 (2017)3.3km
Hillestad302 (2010)7.3km
Svene296 (2013)16.7km
Notodden8,306 (2018)22.3km
Hjuksevelta350 (2014)22.5km

Mine just south of Fader Adam Mine and Mutter Eva Mine. A 17th century failed mining attempt for gold. Found in 1676, in 1697 gold was found and, after royal orders, the mining operation was resumed. Most probably there has been no operation in this mine since 1702.

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Museum of Natural History Oslo collcetion; Kullerud, K. , Kotková, J. , Šrein, V. & Berg, B. I. (2018) Electrum from the Kongsberg silver district. Norsk Mineralsymposium 2018: 63-70
Formula: Au
Reference: Museum of Natural History Oslo collcetion
Formula: Ag
Reference: Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. Malmdatabasen. Forekomstområde 604 - 031. Bestandige Liebe gruve.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)

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Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag SilverAg
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu

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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541 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3186372
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Granitoid gneiss; orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3130792
Proterozoic I quartzite

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{mica schist,marble,amphibolite}

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]

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