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Occurence 4613 - 003 Bømlo
(Object Id: 4731)
(Last updated: 18.08.2020)

County: Vestland Municipality: Bømlo (4613)
Map 1:50000: Bømlo (1114-2) Map 1:250000: Haugesund
Coordinate system: EU89-UTM Zone 32
East: 284977 m. North: 6625621 m.
Longitude: 5.1766990 Latitude: 59.7127630
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Resource Type: Precious metals (Au,Ag,PGE) Resource Subtype: Gold
Element(s): Au
Raw material meaning: Little Importance (reg. 26.05.2015)

Resources and production
Activity: Test mining Reserves:
Operating method: Open pit and underground mining Historical production: ,1 thousand tons

From - To Activity Comments
1883 - 1898 Test mining
1991 - 1991 Sampling

Genesis: Hydrothermal vein Form: Plate
Main texture: Vein network Min. distribution: Disseminated (<20 % ore minerals)
Main grain size: Fine grained (< 1 mm) Main alteration: Pyritisation
Strike/Dip: 20 / 90 Direction:
Stratigraphic classification of host rock
Era: Period:
Province: Caledonides
Geotec.unit: Hardangerfjord Nappe Complex
Tectonic complex:
Igneous complex: Lykling Ophiolite Complex
Group: Formation:

Relationship Mineral Amount
Gangue mineral Quartz Major mineral (>10%)
Gangue mineral Carbonate Major mineral (>10%)
Gangue mineral Chlorite Major mineral (>10%)
Ore mineral Pyrite Major mineral (>10%)
Ore mineral Gold Accessory mineral (<1%)

Relationship Rock Origin
Wall rock Gabbro Intrusive
Original rock :Gabbro
535 (-46\+46) mill. years;..Method:Rb/Sr

Location: Type: Orientation(360 gr.): Relation to min.:
Unknown Shear plane Strike/Dip :20 / 90 Syn-mineralisation ;...Effect :Controls

Information(s) in free text format
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The Bømlo deposits are mesothermal gold-bearing quartz veins in shear zones in the Lykling ophiolite complex, frequently following the contacts of dolerite dykes. The veins and their chloritised and carbonatised wallrocks are characterized by the presence of coarse-grained native gold, giving spectacular hand specimens that are extracted today. Analyses of bulk samples are normally in the range of 2–5 g/t Au. A few, minor Cu-Zn and Fe-sulphide (‘vasskis’) occurrences are related to metabasalts and felsic metavolcanic rocks overlying the ophiolite complex

From NGU's Reference Archive:
Wulff, P.; Stendal, H. , 1995
Gold in Sunnhordland, the caledonides of southwestern Norway. [Abstract]
;Grønlands geologiske undersøgelse;ARTIKKEL;Open file series; Gold mineralization in the Nordic countries and Greenland. Extended; abstracts; No.95/10;116-119 pages
Conclusion The Palaeozoic supracrustal rocks of the Sunnhordland area is an important metallogenic zone with gold-bearing quartz veins and massive sulfide mineralization especially Cu and Zn associated with Au and Ag. The gold mineralization in most of the quartz veins is of the mesothermal type. Wulff (1993) and Christensen (1994) concluded that most quartz veins on Bømlo are spatially related to the Sunnhordland Fault Zone (SFZ) or the Hardangerfjord Fault Zone (HFZ). The quartz veins at Vernøy and Hovdaneset is situated not far from SFZ or HFZ thus indicating a relationship. In summary this study has shown that far from all interesting mineralization has been found in the highly prospective Sunnhordland area. The most prospective areas is considered to be along SFZ and HFZ.

Wulff, Peter Wilhelm , 1996
En befaring af cirka 100 mineraliseringer i Sunnhordland, SV-Norge
;Norges geologiske undersøkelse;FAGRAPPORT;NGU-rapport; No.96.139;100 pages
Forfatteren var sommeren 1994 engasjert av NGU for å gjøre et arbeid i Sunn- hordland i forbindelse med planlagt utgivelse av en publikasjon om Norges gullforekomster. Samtidig kunne Malmdatabasen gjøres ferdig for dette området. Rapporten beskriver resultatene av malmregistrering i Sunnhordland som om- fatter ca. 100 mineraliseringer. Disse er koordinatfestet og geologisk beskrevet. I tillegg er det gitt gruvehistoriske kommentarer av forekomstene og referanser. Resultatene fra denne rapport er innlagt i NGUs Malmdatabase. Rapporten gis av praktiske grunner ut i dansk språkform som den foreligger fra forfatter.

Ihlen, Peter M. , 1999
Gold deposits in Norway - a review
;NGU/UBIT;ARTIKKEL;Gold '99;96-98 pages

Sandstad, J.S. ; Bjerkgård, T. ; Boyd, R. ; Ihlen, P. ; Korneliussen, A. ; Nilsson, L.P. ; Often, M. ; Eilu, P. ; Hallberg, A. , 2012
Metallogenic areas in Norway
;Geological Survey of Finland;ARTIKKEL;Special paper; No.53;35-138 pages
There are 40 major metallogenic areas within the Norwegian part of the Fennoscandian shield. Of these, 12 areas show potential dominantly for copper, zinc and lead, 11 for ferrous metals (Fe, Ti, V), 9 for nickel and cobalt, 5 for precious metals (Ag, Au) and 3 for molybdenum. A large number of major genetic types of metal deposits are known from Norway. By past production and present resources, the most significant deposits and areas include: mafic, intrusion-hosted Ti-Fe+-V (Tellnes), VMS (Løkken, Folldal, Røros, Grong, Mofjell, Sulitjelma), sedimentary Fe (Rana, Sør-Varanger), sediment-hosted Cu (Repparfjord, Nussir), ortho-magmatic Ni+-Cu (Råna) and porphyry Mo (Nordli). Most of the known metallic mineral deposition in Norway were formed during the Caledonian rifting to subduction and collision, during 600-390 Ma (VMS in several districts, sedimentary Fe, orthomagmatic Ni-Cu, metamorphic Ti). Other major metallogenic events include Neoarchaean, 2900-2800 Ma (BIF), Palaeoproterozoic 2400-1800 Ma (sediment-hosted Cu, orogenic Au, Cu), Sveconorwegian, 1200-900 Ma (mafic-intrusion hosted Ti-Fe) and the Oslo Rift, 300-240 Ma (porphyry Mo).

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