Gruve 2b Mine, Longyear Valley, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norwayi
|Regional Level Types|
|Gruve 2b Mine||Mine|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
78° 12' 15'' North , 15° 36' 9'' East
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Gruve 2b, Longyeardalen, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norge
An abandoned coalmine located on the slope of Mt. Gruvefjellet, above Nybyen in Longyeardalen, Longyearbyen. It was in operation 1913–1964. Today it is a heritage site. It's popularily called among ther residents as "Julenissegruva" (The Santa Mine); the children in Longyearbyen are told that Santa resides in this mine. Every Christmas they write their wish list for Santa and put them in a mailbox on the road below the mine.
Under the World War 2, on 8. sept 1942, the mine was shot to fire and heavily burned when the battleship Scharnhorst and two German destroyers attacked and bombed Longyearbyen.
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Gypsum|
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM-6522
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates|
|ⓘ||Gypsum||7.CD.40||CaSO4 · 2H2O|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES|
|ⓘ||Gypsum||126.96.36.199||CaSO4 · 2H2O|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|H||ⓘ Gypsum||CaSO4 · 2H2O|
|O||ⓘ Gypsum||CaSO4 · 2H2O|
|S||ⓘ Gypsum||CaSO4 · 2H2O|
|Ca||ⓘ Gypsum||CaSO4 · 2H2O|
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