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Occurence 3030 - 601 Piggåsen
(Object Id: 9806)
(Last updated: 21.01.2010)

County: Viken Municipality: Lillestrøm (3030)
Map 1:50000: Fet (1914-1) Map 1:250000: Oslo
Coordinate system: EU89-UTM Zone 32
East: 623720 m. North: 6648640 m.
Longitude: 11.2154610 Latitude: 59.9565210
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Resource Type: Soapstone and serpentinite Resource Subtype: Soapstone
Brickstone(Y/N): N
Raw material meaning: Little Importance (reg. 18.02.2015)
Historical: Yes , (Confirmed 04.okt.2004 by Leif Furuhaug)

Resources and production
Activity: Stone quarrying Reserves:
Operating method: Open pit and underground mining Historical production:

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Photo no. 1 showing Saget flate"

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Information(s) in free text format
Helland's occurrence Mostuerne, has also been taken from the map sheet Fet (to-day's spelling is Mostuene). The pot-stone occurrence is situated c. 500 m to the ENE of the top of the hill Piggåsen and c. 2-3 km south of the town/suburb Sørumsand. According to the NGU databases, the Mostuene talc/soapstone occurrence is the theme of one or several NGU reports or NGU/Bergarkivet reports. So far, however, it has not been possible to trace this material by means of interactive data search. It remains thus, to make a manual search through the many thousands of reports within the NGU Archives. It should also be mentioned that the mafic and ultramafic rocks of the Sørumsand area have been the object of a thesis at the University of Oslo (Veisal 1988). This work is probably also a good source concerning the actual soapstone deposits in this area (Mostuene, Gullsmedås/Fjellet (Kjellet), plus eventual others). Possibly also Holtedahl (1942) gives valuable information from this district. From Karlsen and Nilsson 1999.

Photo(s) from the Deposit area:
Photo no. 1 showing Bruddet"
Photo no. 2 showing Ras fra Piggåsen"
Photo no. 3 showing Gryte-emne"
Photo no. 4 showing Gruveinngang"

From NGU's Reference Archive:
Helland, Amund , 1893
Tagskifere, heller og vekstene
;Norges geologiske undersøkelse;TIDSSKRIFTARTIKKEL;NGU; No.10;1-178 pages

Karlsen, Tor Arne; Nilsson, Lars Petter , 2000
Talc deposits in Norway
;Norges geologiske undersøkelse;FAGRAPPORT;NGU-rapport; No.99.135;146 pages
Information about talc and soapstone deposits registered in NGU's different databases and various available literature have been collected and described in the present report. Around 400 deposits/occurrences are known, but the detail of the available information varies widely. By reading old field-books as well as old manuscripts, maps, etc. dating as far back as A.D.1758, quite a lot of data has been found. The result of the work shows that most described talc in Norway is of ultramafic origin and is associated with serpentinites. The most common mineral association is talc + breunnerite. Different talc-provinces can be defined from the registered and non-registered data, the most important being Nord-Gudbrandsdalen, Altermark and Stølsheimen. While Altermark and Stølsheimen have been investgated in some detail with respect to talc as an industrial mineral, the Nord-Gudbrandsdalen talc province has been investigated both for milling talc and for soapstone use as dimension stone. Deposits that are probably extensive, but have so far not been investigated in detail, include the Lesjehorrungane deposits in the Nord-Gudbrandsdalen region and the Raudfjellet deposit in Nord-Trøndelag. The fractionated metakomatiites (pale green talc-chlorite rocks) of the southern part of the Palaeo-proterozoic Karasjok Greenstone Belt in Finnmark, Northern Norway, possibly represents, by far, the largest accumulations of talc in Norway. These rocks are recently mapped, for the first time, but other critical information is, however, very scarce.

Sample No. Sample type Miscellanrous
227601 Hand specimen
Sampler: Leif Furuhaug/...Stored: Løkken
Comment: Kleberstein

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