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Stetind pegmatite, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway

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Stetind pegmatite, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 68° 10' 25'' North , 16° 33' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 68.17363,16.55467
GeoHash:G#: uk5gbdwsp
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Locality type:Pegmatite
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

A pegmatite locality (small, abandoned feldspar/quartz quarry) on Mt Stetind, the Norwegian National Mountain (1391 m). 135 km NE of Bodø, Nordland, Norway. The pegmatite, a quartz-microcline pegmatite of the NYF family, was quarried in 1961-1962.

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42 valid minerals. 7 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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: 3192612
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]

1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 638626
Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: tonalitic-granodioritic

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Northern Europe, Caledonian Orogen (Northern Europe, undivided)

Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Granodiorite, tonolite

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]

1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3155840
Caledonian Orogenic Belt

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{granite}, Minor{monzonite,meta-granodiorite,meta-monzonite}

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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Raade, G., Johnsen, O., Erambert, M., and Petersen, O.V. (2007) Hundholmenite-(Y) from Norway – a new mineral species in the vicanite group: descriptive data and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 71, 179-192.
Husdal, T. (2008) The minerals of the pegmatites within the Tysfjord granite, northern Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum, Skrifter 38, 5-28.
Schlüter, J., Malcherek, T., and Husdal, T. A. (2009) The new mineral stetindite, CeSiO4, a cerium end-member of the zircon group. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 186(2), 195-200.
Folvik, H. O. (2009) Stetinditt- et nytt mineral fra Norge. Stein 36 (4): 34.
Schachinger, T. (2011) Mineralogische Reise durch Nordland (Norwegen) und Lappland (Schweden). Der Steirische Mineralog 25, 6-10.
Husdal, T. (2011) På jakt etter nye mineraler. Norsk Bergverksmuseum, Skrifter 46: 88-98 [On the discovery of stetindite and of atelisite-(Y)].
Husdal, T. (2011) Tysfjordgranittens pegmatitter. Stein 38 (4): 4-35.
Malcherek, T., Mihailová, B., Schlüter, J., and Husdal, T. (2012) Atelisite-(Y), a new rare earth defect silicate of the KDP structure type. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 1053-1060.
Cooper, M., Husdal, T.A., Ball, N.A., Abdu, Y.A., and Hawthorne, F.C. (2013) Schlüterite-(Y), ideally (Y,REE)2Al(Si2O7)(OH)2F, a new mineral species from the Stetind pegmatite, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine 77, 353-366.
Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., and Husdal, T. A. (2013) Bastnäsite-(Nd), a new Nd-dominant member of the bastnäsite group from the Stetind pegmatite, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway. European Journal of Mineralogy 25, 187-191.
Bonazzi, P., Lepore, G.O., Bindi, L., Chopin, C., Husdal, T.A., and Medenbach, O. (2014) Perbøeite-(Ce) and alnaperbøeite-(Ce), two new members of the epidote-törnebohmite polysomatic series: Chemistry, structure, dehydrogenation, and clue for a sodian epidote end-member. American Mineralogist 99, 157-169.
Malcherek, T., Schlüter, J., Cooper, M.A., Ball, N., and Husdal, T. (2015) Cayalsite-(Y), a new rare earth calcium aluminium fluorosilicate with OD character. European Journal of Mineralogy 27, 683-694.

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