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Localities:

  • The Devonian - Lower Carboniferous sequences with braided river deposits, conglomerates and flood plain coal bearing sediments. A visit to the old mining town (1916-1925) is included (E-coast) (Røedvika Fm)
  • The Carboniferous porous sandstones (Nordkapp Fm) and Permian limestones (Miseryfjellet Fm) at the North coast
  • Visit the continental to marine transitional Landnørdingsvika Fm.
  • Study the marine Kapp Kåre Fm.
  • Study the "middle" Carboniferous marginal marine, deltaic clastics with thin organic rich shales, grading into more carbonate dominated shelf sediments (Kapp Kåre and Kapp Hanna fms)
  • Study the tectonically influenced deposition of Upper Carboniferous - Lower Permian clastics and carbonates (Kapp Hanna Fm)
  • Visit Lower Permian Palaeoaplysina reefs and stacked bioherms (Kapp Dunér Fm)
  • Visit the Hambergfjellet Formation, the only land exposure of the Bjarmeland Group
  • Study Permian fossil-rich shelf carbonates (Miseryfjellet Fm)
  • Study the Triassic Urd and Skuld fms forming the highest mountains of Bjørnøya, top at 536 m above sea level
  • Visit the Bjørnøya Meteorological Station (with its amateur museum - N-coast)

Scientific background is the review paper: Worsley, D., Agdestein, A., Gjelberg, J.G., Kirkemo, K., Mørk, A., Nilsson, I., Olaussen, O., Steel, R.J. & Stemmerik, L., 2001: The geological evolution of Bjørnøya, Arctic Norway: implications for the Barents Shelf. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 81, 195-234.

Questions: Dr. Atle Mørk, atle.mork@iku.sintef.no Phone. +47 415 14 490

Download the PDF file here    or ask for a copy on:  atle.mork@iku.sintef.no

 
  Fig. 1 Bjørnøya, a small island, but complex geology