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Vånne, Evje og Hornnes, Aust-Agder, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 31' 7'' North , 7° 50' 9'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.51871,7.83594
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Vånne veikryss, Evje og Hornnes kommune, Aust-Agder fylke, Norge

Vånne is the name of a farm about 7,3 km S of the center of Evje.

The best-known locality here is the Vånne feldspar quarry, famous for spessartine, allanite-(Ce) and ancylite-(Ce).

The coordinates are for the farmhouse.

Apart from the three here described quarries, there is a possible quarry at:


And likely a prospect at:

58.52038°N 7.84293°Ø

Coordinates © Kartverket -

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9 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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]

1000 - 1600 Ma

ID: 3157897
Proterozoic II granite

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{granite}, Minor{monzonite,meta-granite,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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Frigstad, O.F. (1968) En ny lokalitet for det sjeldne mineral ancylit. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p. 18.
Husdal, T. (2009) Ancylittmineraler i Norge. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 41, 33-42 [analysis of calcioancylite-(Ce) from Vånne].
Garmo, T.T. and Selbekk, R. (2017) Norsk mineralbok. Fossheim Steinsenter, Lom. 351p. (p. 213).

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