Category Archives: Mineralogy

Leaving geology for a black willow

I’m not that active here as you might have noticed. The reason is mainly that Ive decided to quit studying geology this winter without being finished with my MSc… Yes I’m a quitter… While becoming a father last year my … Continue reading

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Swedish mining history

Fig. Cannon made from copper alloys. Big business once upon a time. Sweden has quite an awsome history when it comes to mining. I cannot remember the exact numbers, but during the European renaissance and some time in to the … Continue reading

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Allarps Bjär and the stone of manly men

Yesterday I took a little car trip to the central parts of Skåne (Scania). To the area located on the Tornqvist zone which is rich in remains of volcanoes (basalt necks). This time to a location named Allarps Bjär (Bjär … Continue reading

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Don’t destroy my artifacts you evil geologist!

Fig. One of the battle axes I cut open for my bachelor thesis. More on the results of that thesis in the future – when its done 🙂 Doing a proper study of the petrography of archaeological items is tricky … Continue reading

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The direct or indirect resistance to biomineralization theories

Fig. Iron sulfide mineral encrustation has preserved the structure of a sulfate bacteria. (Frankel & Bazylinski 2003) When learning about biomineralization, my imagination started to wander and Im not sure Im back on my feet again – or even if … Continue reading

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The volcanoes of Scania

(Fig. Modified map from Bergelin thesis showing a handfull of basalt necks. There exist over a 100 in total) Sweden is hardly famous for its volcanoes and most Swedes doesnt know about them. But we do have them, or at … Continue reading

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Rebirth

Hi and welcome to my new blog on geology and paleontology. You might recognize me from before when I operated the blog Antimonite, and then also Terra Incognita which partly was written in English. Nowdays Im a graduate student (masters … Continue reading

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