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Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 52' 60'' North , 34° 37' 60'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.8833333333, 34.6333333333
Name(s) in local language(s):гора Карнасурт


Peter Tarassoff reports in http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,105,376612,376943#msg-376943 , "I have just received this clarification from a leading Russian authority on the mineralogy of the Lovozero Massif:
'...the operating part of the Karnasurt mine is [now] only underground. It consists of two areas, namely the Karnasurt area (underground workings under Mt. Karnasurt) and the Kedykverpakhk area (under Mt. Kedykverpakhk). They are connected via [a] working under the Ilmayok river valley between these two mountains. The Yubileynaya pegmatite is in the Karnasurt area of the Karnasurt mine (under Mt. Karnasurt).'" Also see map on page 686 of Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Ivanyuk, G. Y., & Yakovenchuk, V. N. (2014). Loparite-(Ce) in rocks of the Lovozero layered complex at Mt. Karnasurt and Mt. Kedykvyrpakhk. Geology of Ore Deposits, 56(8), 685-698.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Aegirine

Agrellite

Albite

Alluaivite

Analcime

Annite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Arfvedsonite

Arisite-(Ce)

Belovite-(Ce)

Belyankinite

Bertrandite

Beryllite (TL)

Bornemanite (TL)

Britholite-(Ce)

'Britholite Group'

Cancrisilite

Catapleiite

'Cerite'

Chkalovite

Cristobalite

Cryptomelane

Depmeierite (TL)

Djerfisherite

Dorfmanite

Elpasolite

Elpidite

Epididymite

Epistolite

Eudialyte

Eudidymite

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferronordite-(Ce) (TL)

Fluorapatite

var: Strontian Apatite

Fluorcaphite

Fluorite

Galena

Georgechaoite

Gerasimovskite

Gibbsite

Gjerdingenite-Ca (TL)

Gutkovaite-Mn

Halite

Hessite

Heulandite-Ca

Hilairite

Hydroxycancrinite (TL)

Ikranite (TL)

Ilmajokite (TL)

Kalsilite

Kapustinite

Karnasurtite-(Ce) (TL)

Kazakovite (TL)

Kentbrooksite

'K Feldspar'

Komarovite (TL)

Korobitsynite (TL)

Kupletskite

Kuzmenkoite-Mn

Kuzmenkoite-Zn

Kyanoxalite (TL)

Labuntsovite-Mn

Lamprophyllite

Laplandite-(Ce) (TL)

Leifite

Lemmleinite-Ba

Lemmleinite-K

Leucosphenite

Lithiophorite

Löllingite

Lomonosovite

Loparite-(Ce)

Lorenzenite

Lovdarite (TL)

Lovozerite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Malinkoite (TL)

Manganoeudialyte

Manganoneptunite

Manganonordite-(Ce) (TL)

Microcline

Molybdenite

Montmorillonite

Moraesite

Mountainite

Murmanite

Nabalamprophyllite

Nacaphite

Nagelschmidtite

Narsarsukite

Nastrophite (TL)

Natisite (TL)

Natrite (TL)

Natrolite

Natrophosphate

Natrosilite (TL)

Nenadkevichite (TL)

Nepheline

Neptunite

Nontronite

Nordite-(Ce)

Nosean

Olgite (TL)

Organovaite-Mn (TL)

Organovaite-Zn (TL)

Parakeldyshite

Pectolite

Penkvilksite (TL)

Phosinaite-(Ce) (TL)

Polylithionite

'Psilomelane'

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrochlore Group

var: Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)

Pyrophanite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Raite (TL)

Raslakite (TL)

Rasvumite

Reedmergnerite

Revdite (TL)

Rhabdophane-(Ce)

Rhabdophane-(La)

Rinkite-(Ce)

Safflorite

Sauconite

Sazhinite-(Ce) (TL)

Seidite-(Ce) (TL)

Sérandite

Shafranovskite (TL)

Sobolevite

Sodalite

var: Hackmanite

Sphalerite

Steenstrupine-(Ce)

Terskite (TL)

'Tetranatrolite'

Thermonatrite

Thorosteenstrupine

Tisinalite

Titanite

Troilite

Tsepinite-K (TL)

Tugtupite

Tuperssuatsiaite

'UM1967-11-SiO:HMnNaZr'

Umbozerite (TL)

Ussingite

Villiaumite

Vinogradovite

Vitusite-(Ce) (TL)

Vuonnemite

'Wad'

Yakhontovite

Yofortierite

Zakharovite (TL)

Zirsinalite

Zorite (TL)


147 valid minerals. 39 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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References

Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).

Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Ivanyuk, G. Y., & Yakovenchuk, V. N. (2014). Loparite-(Ce) in rocks of the Lovozero layered complex at Mt. Karnasurt and Mt. Kedykvyrpakhk. Geology of Ore Deposits, 56(8), 685-698.

External Links

http://geo.web.ru/druza/l-Karnasurt.htm - A lot of photos (specimens from different collections) and maps (in Russian)

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