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Amerika stope, Långban, Filipstad, Värmland County, Swedeni
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Amerika stope, Långban, Bergslagen mining district, Sweden

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
59° 51' 20'' North , 14° 15' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Nordmark234 (2012)9.0km
Persberg249 (2017)11.7km
Lesjöfors948 (2017)14.0km
Filipstad6,119 (2017)16.7km
Hällefors4,449 (2017)16.9km


Deepest and westernmost ore body. Mostly between 160 and 190 m depth.

Sometimes considered to be part of a larger ore body called the Hindenburg-America ore body.

Regions containing this locality

Bergslagen mining district, SwedenMining District
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Fennoscandian ShieldShield
ScandinaviaRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apophyllite'
Reference: Langban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Langban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers
Bixbyite
Formula: Mn3+2O3
Habit: Cubes to 3mm
Colour: black
Description: with inclusions of "manganophyllite"
Reference: Mason, B. (1942): Bixbyite from Långban. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar 64: 117-125
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Langban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Langban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers
Julgoldite-(Fe2+)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Fe3+2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Lithos (1971) 4, 93-99; Canadian Mineralogist (1967) 9, 301; Langban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Langban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers
Magnetoplumbite
Formula: (Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19
Reference: NJMM 1980(4), 141-148
Quenselite
Formula: PbMnO2(OH)
Reference: Christopher O'Neill photo & collection ( old label)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bixbyite4.CB.10Mn3+2O3
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetoplumbite4.CC.45(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19
Quenselite4.FE.30PbMnO2(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Julgoldite-(Fe2+)9.BG.20Ca2Fe2+Fe3+2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bixbyite4.3.7.2Mn3+2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
Miscellaneous
Quenselite6.4.1.2PbMnO2(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB12X19
Magnetoplumbite7.4.2.1(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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)
Julgoldite-(Fe2+)58.2.2.1Ca2Fe2+Fe3+2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Julgoldite-(Fe2+)Ca2Fe2+Fe23+(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
H QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Julgoldite-(Fe2+)Ca2Fe2+Fe23+(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
O BixbyiteMn23+O3
O Magnetoplumbite(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19
O QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Julgoldite-(Fe2+)Ca2Fe2+Fe23+(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Julgoldite-(Fe2+)Ca2Fe2+Fe23+(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
MnManganese
Mn BixbyiteMn23+O3
Mn Magnetoplumbite(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19
Mn QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Julgoldite-(Fe2+)Ca2Fe2+Fe23+(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Fe Magnetoplumbite(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb Magnetoplumbite(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19
Pb QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3160602
Proterozoic I granite

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{granite}, Minor{granodiorite,syenite-monzonite group,meta-granite}

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184907
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 2635367

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Description: Sveconorwegian orogen; Eastern Segment, upper unit

Lithology: Limestone, dolomite, metamorphic

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

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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