Approach outcrop via road from Gladhammar to Västrum. Shortly after Högsby turn left
and enter to Stenbrott Edelhammar. Park inside of the quarry.
This outcrop shows a granite variation of the so-called younger granites. The rock appears medium-grained and
gray to red-gray in color. The rough surfaces is caused by K-feldspars which are more resistant to weathering.
The Edelhammar granite only shows locally developed schistosity (cf. fig. 4.14b-c). According to Hoffman
(2001), in thin sections the granite appears granular grained with a proportion of mafic minerals (biotite,
titanite (sphene) and pyrite) ranging between 5 and 30% accumulated in nests. Chlorite and muscovite occur
as accessories. Hoffmann (2001) has noticed microcline lattice and perthitization of K-feldspars as well as
saussuritization and sericitization of plagioclase which she related to post-magmatic overprinting such
as metasomatism. On fresh explosion surfaces mafic enclaves can be observed. The quarry additionally offers
the view of numerous steeply dipping brittle faults which strike nearly N-S to NNW-SSE. Along these faults the
rocks have experienced cataclastic deformation. Pegmatites, steeply inclined aplites, quartz and epidote veins
can also be found in the surroundings (Hoffmann 2001).