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Slättåkra quartz quarry (Alseda), Slättåkra, Alseda, Vetlanda, Småland, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 57° 23' 5'' North , 15° 14' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 57.38489,15.24510
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Slättåkra (Alseda) kvartsbrott


Granite pegmatite from around 1840. Quartz and feldspar quarry, closed in 1920. Feldspar crystals more than 1 m in size and 15 cm large pyrite balls were found. C.W. Blomstrand found Euxenite here.
Earlier called Alseda pegmatite.

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25 valid minerals.

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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Statherian - Orosirian
1600 - 2050 Ma



ID: 2631986

Age: Paleoproterozoic (1600 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Svecokarelian orogen; Småland lithotectonic unit

Lithology: Granite, granodiorite, syenitoid, quartz monzodiorite and metamorphic equivalents

Reference: Bergman, S., M.B. Sephens, J. Andersson, B. Kathol, T. Bergman. Sveriges berggrund, skala 1:1 miljon. Sveriges geologiska undersökning K 423. [95]

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