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Lerestvedt Mines, Øyestad, Arendal Iron Mines, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway

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Name in Norwegian:Lerestvedt gruver, Øyestad, Arendal jerngruver, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norge
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 25' 24'' North , 8° 41' 31'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Lärrestvedt; Lærestveid


The Lerestvedt mines consisted of 34 small mines and prospects. Today one of them, the main mine, the Lerestvedt mine, is open for guided tours.

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8 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Asbestos'
Babingtonite
Formula: Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Hornblende'
'commodity:Iron'
Formula: Fe
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Skarn'
Reference: Bugge, J. ( 1940) Geological and petrological investigations in the Arendal district. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 20: 71-111
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Skutterudite'2.EC.05CoAs3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Babingtonite'9.DK.05Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Hornblende'-
'Skarn'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Babingtonite65.4.1.2Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Hornblende'-
'Skarn'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
FeIron
Fe BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
AsArsenic
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

References

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Weibye, P.C. (1848) Beiträge zur topograpischen Mineralogie Norwegens. Archiv für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Bergbau und Hüttenkunde, 22, 465-544.
Kjerulf, T. and Dahll, T. (1861) Om Jernertsernes forekomst ved Arendal, Næs og Kragerø. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne, 11, 293-359.
Fløistad, J. (1985) Lerestvedt gruver i Øyestad. in "Sørlandets Geologiforening 15år. Hefte utgitt i anledning 15-årsjubileet. Eget forlag, Sørlandet Geologiforening", 79-81 [in Norwegian].

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