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Abrahamsgruvan, Hylkan, Östra Nöbbelöv, Simrishamn, Skåne, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 30' 29'' North , 14° 20' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.50813,14.34258
Other regions containing this locality:Scandinavia
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Abrahamsgruvan (Gullhålet, Guldhålet), Hylkan (Brantevik), Östra Nöbbelöv, Simrishamns kommun, Skåne, Sverige

One of 3 old mines located basically on the shore between Brantevik and Gislövshammar. The other 2 are Isaksgruvan and Jakobsgruvan in in the S.

They were mined for silver and lead during the 16th century by the Danes who camouflaged them after the peace-treaty which made the province Skåne belong to Sweden in 1658. Rediscovered and reopened after some years with minor success (late 17th). Became important again as a source for fluorite during the WWII together with Gladsax and Onslunda-Tunbyholm quarries.

The earliest Swedish papers are from 1687 with a small production of Ag & Pb. Export of fluorite to Denmark is noted for 1785.

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2 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Stage 4 - Ediacaran
509 - 635 Ma

ID: 2634605

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (509 - 635 Ma)

Description: Platformal sedimentary cover rocks

Lithology: Sandstone, conglomerate, siltstone, shale

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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Tegengren, F. (1924): Sveriges ädlare malmer och bergverk. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning, Serie Ca 17, 406 pp
Carserud, (1992): Geologiska sevärdheter i Skåne. del I. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning, 92. 77p

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