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Biraya Fe-REE ore occurrence, Biraya and Bya Rivers confluence area (Chara Basin), Vitim Plateau, Irkutskaya Oblast', Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
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Name(s) in local language(s): рудопроявление Бирая
 
Located in 145 km to East of Bodaibo city. Composed of two parts Ust'-Biraya and Verkhnyaya Biraya (Upper Biraya).
Mid Paleozoic carbonatite dike 20km long by 10-300m

Mineral List

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Actinolite
Aegirine
Albite
Allanite-(Ce)
Aluminocerite-(Ce)
Ancylite-(Ce)
Ancylite-(La)
'Apatite'
Aragonite
var: Strontian Aragonite
Baotite
Baryte
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Belkovite
Benstonite
Biraite-(Ce) (TL)
Calcioancylite-(Ce)
Calcite
Calcite
var: Strontian Calcite

Carbocernaite
'Cerite'
Cerite-(Ce)
Chevkinite-(Ce)
var: Niobochevkinite
'Columbite'
'Cordylite'
Cordylite-(Ce)
Cordylite-(La) (TL)
Daqingshanite-(Ce)
Diopside
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
'Feldspar Group'
'Fergusonite'
Fergusonite-(Ce)
'Fergusonite-(Nd)'
Ferriallanite-(Ce)
Fersmite
Forsterite
Franklinite
Galena
Humite
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)
'Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)'
Ilmenite
Kukharenkoite-(Ce)
Kulkeite
Magnesio-riebeckite
Magnetite
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Monazite-(La)
Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)
'Nioboaeschynite-(Nd)'
Norsethite
Phlogopite
Pyrite
'Pyrochlore'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Strontianite
var: Emmonite
Talc
Tetraferriphlogopite
Thorite
Titanite
'Törnebohmite'
Törnebohmite-(Ce)
Tremolite
'Unnamed (La-analogue of Daqingshanite-(Ce))'
'Unnamed (O- and Fe-analogue of Västmanlandite-(Ce))'
Vigezzite
Winchite
Zircon


109 entries listed. 56 valid minerals. 2 type localities (valid minerals).

Localities in this Region

Russia
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'

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References

- Chernikov V.V., Коnev А.А., Vorob'ev Е.I. e.a. (1994) On new type of rare-earth - rare-metal ores in carbonatite rocks of Biraya (Nechera anticlinorium), - Doklady RAN, 335(6),p. 774-777 (in Rus.)
- Chernikov V.V., Коnev А.А., Vorob'ev Е.I. e.a. (1994) Endogenic carbonate rocks of Biraya - perspective source of rare-earth - rare-metal raw materials, - Geologiya i Geofizika,№ 6, p. 50-60 (in Rus.)
Koneva A.A., Konev A.A., Vladykin N.V. (2010) Vein complex of the Biraya carbonatite deposit. in Abstracts of XXVII International conference School «Geochemistry of Alkaline rocks». – Moscow-Koktebel’. pp. 240 pp.

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