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When you are in the neighbourhood

There are signs at the spot to tell the story about the mine. There are new toilets and a baby... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Daphne v
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Helgustadir is the name of a farmsite on the northern shore of the Reydarfjord in the outer east of Iceland. This deposit of outstanding transparent calcite was discovered in the 17th century and was intermittently mined for many decades until 1924. The transparency of the crystals where sufficient for the optical industry and therefore the calcite quickly became famous as “Iceland spar”
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14 Jun 2017
“When you are in the neighbourhood ”
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Eskifjordur 735, Iceland
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

There are signs at the spot to tell the story about the mine. There are new toilets and a baby changing facility. The view is beautiful when the weather is good.

Thank Daphne v
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