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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2019 04:18    Post subject: What should this locality be?  

If a zircon is labeled as coming from the Alteelva River (Norway), would this locality be more likely Store Kufjord?
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2019 07:40    Post subject: Re: What should this locality be?  

mingem wrote:
If a zircon is labeled as coming from the Alteelva River (Norway), would this locality be more likely Store Kufjord?


Neither to me sounds like a 'locality', as both are bodies of water - one a river, the other a fjord. If I were you, I'd look on mindat.org to see if one of the Norwegian localities such as this classic one fits your specimen and location names https://www.mindat.org/loc-32878.html

Further there is no river in Norway spelled as you have it spelled. There is one spelled Altaelva in Finnmark - famous for its salmon and is near the famous zircon location on an island in the fjord which that river runs into at Alta.
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