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Mineral tour to Finland 1997.

The eastern quarry in Viitaniemi. People was as crazy looking for the blue topas crystal.
I spent six hours here on 1.5 l water and a chocolate bar.
Mokkivaara chromium diopside quarry before the stampeed.
The stampeed is over and people have calmed down a bit as the sun broke through the clouds.
A lot of interesting findings are beeing made here. Most of us found the elusive uvarovite, even in nice crystals up to 6 mm in calcite.
From right we have Ingela and Erik trying to get something out of the wall of the quarry.
Then we have Odd and Antti, looking out over the rockpile, taking a small break.
Or maybe Antti is looking on Anki digging deep in the hill, she is concentrating on the side to the left of Antti. She had a good eye for uvarovites, finding one of the nicest one this day.
Behind Anki stands Einar, it seems like he is looking on something Anki is digging up, who knows.
At the end of the dike we can see the rear part of Eli as she digs around among the stones.
In the middle of the pile we have two happy ladies in red, Birgit in front and Doris with a white cap. They are practicing the old saying that you should search where you are standing, or as in this case, where you are sitting.
Away at the bushes I think we have Kjell, maybe not as interested as the rest of us, since he comes along as company to Siv.
The last one in blue cap and skirt is Leif, looking over some nice stuff he picked.

Photos from the Sundsvall area.

Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
The first of three panorama photos of the quarry. In the foregrond is my friends car that we were driving back to Umeå.
Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
Second of the panoramic serie of the quarry.
Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
Third and last of the panoramic series of the quarry.
To the right is the area with pegmatic rocks.
Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
Some pegmatic boulder, showing the size of the biotite. It also contains apatite in the form of blue-green grains.
Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
A photo of me in the search of rare minerals.
Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
The wall facing E4, northern part. First of three panoramic photos of this wall.
Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
Second and middle section of the panoramic photos of the wall facing E4.
Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
Third photo of the panoramic series of the wall, southern part.
Sundsvall, Bergfors, quarry east of E4.
I got company from my girlfriend when I walked to the E4. I left her in the car with a detective book, but when she reached the part with a murder in a car in a distant quarry, she got enough and joined me at the rock wall.
Soon after this photo she said her usually line "Are you nor ready soon?".
Then I knew it was time to continue our trip to Umeå.

Photos from Krångfors gold field.

Krångfors gold field -96.
Two optimistic gold diggers have reached the point of Krångfors gold field. Now we are going to be rich.
Krångfors gold field -96.
This is what remains of the mining in the beginning of the century, dikes following the gold ore veins. Today filled with water and toadpoles. (It can't be so dangerous with arsenic after all :-)
Krångfors gold field -96.
Searching for the arsenopyrite in some rockpiles left behind.
By crushing the rocks, you could find some fresh ore.

Photos from the Kaledonides (fjells).

Atoklinten, a serpentinite mountain, rising from the surrounding mountains with it's characteristic red color.
In the foreground, me and Helena. (46 hours after we left the beach at Crete.)
Syterfjället, summer of 95.
Some conglomerate I found in an area of the mountain valley.
Syterfjället, summer of 95.
Some conglomerate I found in an area of the mountain valley.

Photos from Bergslagen.

Tombo mine, outside Malingsbo. It is possible to enter the mine for about 30 m.
I visited it with some friends in midsummer -96.
The 1997 VAGS mineral fair in Västerås. My first mineral fair as a dealer. (My second mineral fair I have visited.) I got a table for 400 kronor and started to sell my minerals. It was a bit nervous until I had got back my entry fee, then it was just a lot of fun.
I even forgot to eat :-)

Photos from Umeå.

A rock I have found outside Umeå as fillings in a road. There is a blue-green crystal on the top of the rock. I don't know what it is and I couldn't bring it back with me that time. I have planned to retreav it as soon as the snow is gone in the spring.

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