Qarry, located about 500 m SW of the lake Götemar. Approach via Misterhults Gård and Götebo.
With an age of about 1.38 Ga the Götemar granites in the southernmost part of the Västervik area
represent a clearly postkinematic (anorogenic) type of granite that intruded the Småland granites.
The Götemar massif is, as well as the granites from the Blå Jungfrun island, assigned to the
Rapakivi granites, but they are lithologically definitely unequal (Kresten & Chyssler 1976, Åberg et
al. 1985). The massif is rather circular with a diameter of about 5 km. Götemar granites are highly evolved
alkali-rich granites with mafic components of less than 3.5 vol.% and a high proportion of volatiles. High fluorine
contents led to mineralization of fluorite (CaF2) (cf. fig. 4.29c). Three major varieties of coarse-, medium-
and fine-grained character are developed, but only the coarse-grained variety has been quarried (cf. fig. 4.20a).
It is characterized by red K-feldspar megacrysts surrounded by granular or drop shaped quartz grains (Kresten &
Chyssler 1976) (cf. fig. 4.20b).
The Götemar massif is divided by a major N-S striking fault with a 200 m lateral displacement in sinistral
direction and about 500 m uplift of the western part. Kresten & Chyssler (1976) concluded that a deeper
section of the massif is exposed on the western side. The contacts to the surrounding Småland granites
are generally sharp and xenoliths are entirely absent. Zonation of the massif lead to the conclusion that it
has developed in multi-phase instrusions. Though it is assumed that the Götemar granites took place
in a shallow level, signs of marginal chilling and flow fabrics are lacking, whereas pegmatites are most common.
This is referred to the high content of volatiles (Kresten & Chyssler 1976).
Kresten, P. & Chyssler, J., 1976. The Götemar massif in south-eastern Sweden: A reconnaissance survey,
GFF, 98, 155-161.
Åberg, G., Löfvendahl, R. & Levi, B., 1985. The Götemar granite isotopic and geochemical
eveidence for a complex history of an anorogenic granite, GFF, 106, 327-333.