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Fen Iron Mines, Fen Complex, Nome, Telemark, Norway

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 16' 33'' North , 9° 18' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.27585,9.30496
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Fen jerngruver (Fæhn jerngruber; Gruvåsen; Rauhaug; Roughaug), Fensfeltet, Nome kommune, Telemark fylke, Norge


Iron ores associated with the ferrocarbonatites were worked in the eastern part of the Fen Complex between 1657 to 1927. A large number of iron mines, located in the Gruvåsen area near Ulefoss is worked in a carbonatite rock called rødberg ("red rock").



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Proterozoic
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
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3151395
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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Norway

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References

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Schumacher, C.F (1801): Versuch eines Verzeichnisses der in den Dänisch-Nordischen Staaten sich findenden einfachen Mineralien. Kopenhagen, p.110 [on find of baryte]
Brøgger, W.C. (1921): Die Eruptivgesteine des Kristianiagebietes. IV. Das Fengebiet in Telemark, Norwegen. Norske Skrifter udgit av Videnskabsselskabet i Kristiania. I. Math. Nat. Klasse. No.9, p. 1-408
Andersen, T. (1983): Iron ores in the Fen central complex, Telemark (S.Norway): Petrography, chemical evolution and conditions of equilibrium. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 63, 73-82
Berg, B. I. & Nordrum, F. S. (1985): Bergverk i Telemark. Del 1: Malmgruver. Telemark Historie. Tidsskrift for Telemark Historielag. 6: 16-35 (p.25)
Andersen, T. (1986): Compositional variation of some rare earth minerals from the Fen complex (Telemark, SE Norway): implications for the mobility of rare earths in a carbonatite system. Mineralogical Magazine. 50: 503-509

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