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Pit No. 69 (G.I. Gasberg's Topaz-Cryolite Pit), Ilmen Natural Reserve, Ilmen Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia

Cryolithionite
Pit No. 69, Ilmen Natural Reserve, Ilmen Mts, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia

Photo: Pavel M. Kartashov
The quarry was opened about 1840 and the cryolite noted in 1845.

Mineral List

Beryl
var: Aquamarine

'Biotite'
Chiolite (TL)
'Columbite'
Cryolite
Cryolithionite
Elpasolite
Fluorite
'Garnet'
Gearksutite
'Halloysite'
Microcline
var: Amazonite

Muscovite
Pachnolite
Phenakite
Prosopite
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Ralstonite
Thomsenolite
Topaz


21 entries listed. 14 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

Bailey, J. C: Formation of cryolite and other aluminofluorides: A petrologic review. Bull. geol. Soc. Denmark, vol. 29, pp. 1-45. Copenhagen, June 10th, 1980.

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