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Occurence 4639 - 303 Framfjord
(Object Id: 13247)
(Last updated: 21.05.2019)
Drill Cores: Framfjord

Location
County: Vestland Municipality: Vik (4639)
Map 1:50000: Balestrand (1317-3) Map 1:250000: Årdal
Coordinate system: EU89-UTM Zone 32 (Coordinates NOT confirmed)
East: 360917 m. North: 6766092 m.
Longitude: 6.4276120 Latitude: 61.0051460
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Resource
Resource Type: Talc Resource Subtype: Talc (Soapstone)

Importance
Raw material meaning: Little Importance (reg. 09.02.2017)

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Activity: Test mining Reserves:
Operating method: Open pit mining Historical production:


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In Framfjord mining took place at the following sites: Johilleren, Kalveskår-mine, Dale-mines, Katlaberget, Gammelgruven, Ørneredet, Skredhamrane and Klev. The old mines are regarded as empty, or impossible to mine. In the literature the names Hatleberg and Hellenes occur (e.g. Helland 1893). These names represent the northern continuation of the soapstone at Dale. At the Storegjelet deposit a tonnage of 40000 tonnes is described. Difficult access is the primary reason why the deposit has not been mined. According to report BA 7473 there is also a deposit at Kleivane, but the access is difficult also at this deposit. A great number of old reports exist from the mining and prospecting activity in Framfjord, and the reader is referred to these for further reading; reports with anonymous authors: BA 7474, BA 7473, BA 7471, BA 7472, BA 7470, BA 7475, as well as Ross (1962), and more recent reports by Bakke (1982), Torstensen (1981, 1982) and Sindre (1986). In addition some reports deal with processing: Sandvik (1984) and Ljøkjell (1988).


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