Kapp Dunér

Kapp Dunér is a headland at the island of Bjørnøya of the Svalbard archipelago, Norway. It is the westernmost point of Bjørnøya. The point is named after Swedish astronomer Nils Christoffer Dunér.[1]

The site has given name to the geological unit Kapp Dunér Formation, a lithostratigraphic formation of Permian age which consists mainly of dolostones and limestones, with minor components of sandstones and conglomerates.[2][3]

See also


  1. "Kapp Dunér (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  2. Harland, W. Brian (1997). The Geology of Svalbard. London: The Geological Society. pp. 214215. ISBN 1-897799-93-4.
  3. Worsley, David et. al. (2001). "The geological evolution of Bjørnøya, Arctic Norway: implications for the Barents Shelf". Norwegian Journal of Geology. 81 (3): 214220.

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