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Hoppevskaya Gora (Schorl Mountain), Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem mines, Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk), Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
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Hoppevskaya Gora, Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem mines, Nerchinsk, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

Photo: Arliguie M
These Nertschinsk gem mines started in 1723 are are on three peaks of the Adun-Cholon Mountains: Hoppevskaya Gora (Schorl Mountain), Sherlovaya Gora, Soktuj Gora; and further north near the Urulga River. Most locality attributions are suspect as the gem dealers are not interested. About 3 square Km of the surface is Topaz rock (greissen?). The area is riddled with pits and tunnels to a depth of 8 m. The gem xls are found in the weathered turf as well as pockets.

Mineral List

var: Aquamarine
var: Smoky Quartz


8 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.

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