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Lakargi Mt., Verkhnechegemskaya caldera (Verkhni Chegem caldera; Upper Chegem caldera), Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia

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Name(s) in local language(s): гора Лакарги
Xenolites of skarn within ignimbrites.

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63 entries listed. 56 valid minerals. 17 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Zadov A.E., Gazeyev V.M., Pertsev N.N., Gurbanov A.G., Gobechiya E.R., Yamnova N.A., Chukanov N.V. (2008) Calcioolivine gamma-Ca2SiO4 - an old and new mineral species. - ZVMO, N6, pp. 46-57 (in Rus.).

Galuskin, E. V.; Gazeev, V. M.; Lazic, B.; Armbruster, T.; Galuskina, I. O.; Zadov, A. E.; Pertsev, N. N.; Wrzalik, R.; Dzierzanowski, P.; Gurbanov, A. G. & Bzowska, G. (2009): Chegemite Ca7(SiO4)3(OH)2 a new humite-group calcium mineral from the Northern Caucasus, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia. European Journal of Mineralogy 21, 1045-1059.

Gałuskina, I.O., Gałuskin, E.V., Armbruster, T., Lazić, B., Dzierżanowski, P., Gazeev, V.M, Prusik, K., Pertsev, N.N., Winiarski, A., Zadov, A.E., Wrzalik, R., Gurbanov, A.G. (2010): Bitikleite-(SnAl) and bitikleite-(ZrFe): New garnets from xenoliths of the Upper Chegem volcanic structure, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. American Mineralogist 95(7), 959-967.

Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Dzierzanowski, P., Gazeev, V.M., Prusik, K., Pertsev, N.N., Winiarski, A., Zadov, A.E., and Wrzalik, R. (2010): Toturite Ca3Sn2Fe2SiO12 - A new mineral species of the garnet group. American Mineralogist 95(8-9), 1305-1311.

Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Lazic, B., Armbruster, T., Zadov, A.E., Krzykawski, T., Banasik, K., Gazeev, V.M. & Pertsev, N.N. (2011): Rusinovite, Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2: a new skarn mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. Eur. J. Mineral. 23, 837-844.

Galuskin, E.V., Gfeller, F., Savelyeva, V.B., Armbruster, T., Lazic, B., Galuskina, I.O., Többens, D.M., Zadov, A.E., Dzierżanowski, P., Pertsev, N.N., M. Gazeev, V.M. (2012): Pavlovskyite Ca8(SiO4)2(Si3O10) - a new mineral of altered silicate-carbonate xenoliths from the two Russian type localities: Birkhin massif, Baikal Lake area and Upper Chegem caldera, North Caucasus. American Mineralogist, 97, 503-512.

A.E. Zadov, I.V. Pekov, N.V. Zubkova, V.M. Gazeev, N.V. Chukanov, V.O. Yapaskurt, P.M. Kartasheov, E.V. Galuskin, I.O. Galuskina, N.N. Pertsev,
A.G. Gurbanov, D.Yu. Pushcharovsky, 2012, Aklimaite, Ca4[Si2O5(OH)2](OH)4 ⋅ 5H2O, A New Natural Hydrosilicate from Mount Lakargi, the Northern Caucasus, Russia published in Zapiski Rossiiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 2012, No. 2, pp. 21–31.

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