|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||60° 8' 17'' North , 16° 23' 40'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||60.13821,16.39455|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Scandinavia|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Lövsvedsgruvan|
Iron mine closed 1954.
The mine was driven in an ore body standing as a rounded pillar, surrounded by leptite and granite. The ore is a low phosphorous iron ore.
The ore was mined down to 135 m dept and a shaft was sunk to 303 m dept. At the bottom a large amount of ore was found but since it was split into several smaller ore bodies it was not possible to mine it. Several diamond cores were made to search for more ore between 135 m and 303 m, as well as from the bottom level.
20 valid minerals.
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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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: tonalitic-granodioritic|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Description: Northern Europe, Svecofennian and Lapland-Kola orogens
Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08
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. 
1800 - 2050 Ma
Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)
Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Bergslagen lithotectonic unit
Reference: Bergman, S., M.B. Sephens, J. Andersson, B. Kathol, T. Bergman. Sveriges berggrund, skala 1:1 miljon. Sveriges geologiska undersökning K 423.