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Ore Seam, Ytterby Mine, Sweden

Mr Peter Oakley, Anthropology

Analyses of the material found in veins in the Ytterby quartz mine eventually led to the identification of 8 elements: Yttrium, Ytterbium, Terbium, Erbium, Thulium, Gadolinium, Scandium and Holmium. Today the abandoned mine is filled in, but at its mouth veins of dark ore running through the quartz are still visible.


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