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Afrikanda Massif, Afrikanda, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 27' North , 32° 48' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.45, 32.8
Name(s) in local language(s): массив Африканда
Ultrabasic alkaline massif just southwest of the Khibiny massif.

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66 entries listed. 54 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 5 erroneous literature entries.

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- Chakhmouradian A.R., Zaitsev A.N. (1999): Calcite–amphibole–clinopyroxene rock from the Afrikanda complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia: mineralogy and a possible link to carbonatites. I. Oxide minerals. - Can. Miner., Vol.37,pp. 177-198.
- Chakhmouradian A.R., Zaitsev A.N. (2002) Calcite–Amphibole– Clinopyroxene rock from the Afrikanda complex, Kola peninsula, Russia: mineralogy and a possible link to carbonatites. III. Silicate minerals.

Chakhmouradian, A. R. (2004). Crystal chemistry and paragenesis of compositionally unique (Al-, Fe-, Nb-, and Zr-rich) titanite from Afrikanda, Russia. American Mineralogist, 89(11-12), 1752-1762.
- Can. Miner., Vol.40, pp. 1347-1374.
- Chakhmouradian, A. R.; McCammon, C. A. (2005): Schorlomite: a discussion of the crystal chemistry, formula, and inter-species boundaries. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 32, 277-289.

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