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A/S Granit Quarry, Tuften (Tuften 1 Quarry; Tuften 2 Quarry), Tvedalen, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway

This page kindly sponsored by Peter Andresen
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 2' 20'' North , 9° 51' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.03889,9.85611
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):A/S Granit larvikittbrudd, Tuften, Tvedalen, Larvik, Vestfold, Norge

One of the larvikite quarries in Tvedalen and the larvikite complex most rich in minerals. Several larger vugs have occurred in the last years, besides mineral-rich pegmatites.
Owned by the Lundh Labrador company.

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Level 0 to 2 pegmatite, 2007-2010. by Peter Andresen

Mineral List

76 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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Permian - Carboniferous
252.17 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3143423
Carboniferous granite

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{granite group}, Minor{monzonite,syenite,plutonic ultramafic group}

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]

252.17 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 3191892
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

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]

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Nordrum, F.S. (2007) Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2006-2007. STEIN 34 (2), 14-26.
Nordrum, F.S. (2008) Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2007-2008. STEIN 35 (2), 8-20.
Selbekk, R.S., Husdal, T.A., and Berg, H-J. (2010) Nye mineraler for Norge i 2010. Stein 37 (4): 24-26 [on a find of lead].
Nordrum, F.S. (2012) Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2011-2012. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter 49, 117-124 [notes on find of leucophanite etc].
Andresen, P. (2013) Gedigent bly og andre spennende mineraler fra en unik pegmatitt i Tvedalen. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter 50, 83-87.
Grice, J.D., Kristiansen, R., Friis, H., Rowe, R., Poirier, G.G., Selbekk, R.S., Cooper, M.A., and Larsen, A.O. (2013) Ferrochiavennite, a new beryllium silicate zeolite from syenite pegmatites in the Larvik Plutonic Complex, Oslo region, Southern Norway. Canadian Mineralogist 51: 285-296.
Burvald, I. (2013) Aragonitt fra Tuften, Tvedalen. Stein 40 (3), 44-46.
Friis, H., Larsen, A.O., Kampf, A.R., Evans, R.J., Selbekk, R.S., Aranda Sanchez, A., and Kihle, J. (2014) Peterandresenite, Mn4Nb6O19·14H2O, a new mineral containing the Lindqvist ion from a syenite pegmatite of the Larvik Plutonic Complex, southern Norway. European Journal of Mineralogy 26, 567-576.
Burvald, I. (2014) Et zirkonfunn i Tuften larvikittbrudd 2011. Stein 41 (2), 26-29.
Friis, H., Weller, M.T., and Kampf, A.R. (2016) Hansesmarkite, Ca2Mn2Nb6O19·20H2O, a new hexaniobate from a syenite pegmatite in the Larvik Plutonic Complex, southern Norway. Mineralogical Magazine 81: 543-554.

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