A molybdenite province in Norrbotten and Västerbotten, northern Sweden

Document identifier: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-7783
Access full text here:10.1080/11035898309452589
Keyword: Natural Sciences, Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Geochemistry, Naturvetenskap, Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap, Geokemi, Applied Geology, Tillämpad geologi
Publication year: 1983

During the period 1967-1980 private prospectors recovered 122 molybdenite mineralized samples from Norrbotten and Vsterbotten, northern Sweden, representing acid igneous rocks of intrusive character, including quartz veins, supracrustal rocks of predominantly acid volcanic origin and skarns. The molybdenite occurrences are generally confined to the Proterozoic continental domain north of the Skellefte district. Fifty-six of the molybdenite samples from different rock types were analysed for major elements and 13 trace elements. Tin is, besides molybdenum, the only element enriched in all rock types. The molybdenite mineralized samples are poor in Nb, not enriched in Rb, and show occasionally high concentrations of F and Cu.


Björn Öhlander

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
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