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Kvarnby, Södra Sallerup, Malmö, Skåne, Swedeni
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Kvarnby- not defined -
Södra SallerupGroup of Quarries

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Name in Swedish:Kvarnby, Södra Sallerup, Malmö kommun, Skåne län, Sverige
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 35' 2'' North , 13° 6' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.58398,13.10944
GeoHash:G#: u3ck4qf00
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Bara3,743 (2017)4.4km
Oxie12,665 (2017)4.9km
Arlöv9,108 (2011)5.9km
Malmö301,706 (2017)7.2km
Arrie212 (2018)7.7km

Industrial scale of chalk production started in 1864 in Kvarnby and soon there were several factories. In the end of the 19th century deerbones were found in the chalk layers and it was hard to believe that the bones were of similar age as the chalk occurrence. Further investigations proved that they had been left in old shafts for flint. Carbon dating of charcoal showed that mining had occurred between 4000 and 3600 years BC. Several hundred shafts had been dug down to 10 meters in order to get the best flint quality.
A number of smaller quarries exist N&NE of S Sallerup church at Ängdala (in production (-94).

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Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Formula: CaCO3
Formula: SrSO4
'Feldspar Group'
'Mica Group'
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Formula: SrCO3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Mica Group'-
var: Chalcedony

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O CelestineSrSO4
O StrontianiteSrCO3
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
S CelestineSrSO4
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3

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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Tertiary - Triassic
2.588 - 251.902 Ma

ID: 3190821
Mesozoic-Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone-carbonate-sandstone

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]

Eocene - Paleocene
33.9 - 66 Ma

ID: 2637095

Age: Paleogene (33.9 - 66 Ma)

Description: Platformal sedimentary cover rocks

Lithology: Limestone, sandstone, marlstone

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

56 - 66 Ma

ID: 3135359
Palaeocene undifferentiated

Age: Paleocene (56 - 66 Ma)

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Bergström, J. & N. A. Shaikh (1982) Malmer, industriella mineral och bergarter i Malmöhus län. SGU Rapp. & Medd. Nr. 31. 82 pp.
Carserud, L (1994) Geologiska sevärdheter i Skåne. del II. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. 77p
Wilke, H.-J. (1997) Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Christian Weise Verlag, München. 200pp. [p.12]

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