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Saranovskii Mine (Saranovskoe), Saranovskaya Village (Sarany), Gornozavodskii area, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 30' North , 58° 52' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.5, 58.8666666667
Name(s) in local language(s): Сарановское месторождение, Сараны
Active chromite mine in ultrabasic rocks.

Located approximately 12 "versts" (12.8km) N of Biserskoye (Biserskii Zavod) Cr deposit, Laki Railway Station.

Mineral List

25 entries listed. 18 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Ivanov, O. K. (1975): Pumpellyite from the Saranovsk chromite deposit at the Urals. Trudy Sverdlovskogo Gornogo Instituta im. V. V. Vakhrusheva 106, 146-148 (in Russian).

Ivanov, O. K., Shilova, T. A. (1978): Chromium-containing corundophilite from the Sarany chromite deposit (the Urals). Miner. Paragenezisy Miner. 1978, 144-147.

Varlakov, A. S. (1978): Petrography and petrochemistry of ultrabasic rocks of the Saranov chromite-containing Massif. Trudy Il'menskogo Gosudarstvennogo Zapovednika im. V. I. Lenina 17, 26-44 (in Russian).

Ivanov, O. K. (1979): Chromium-containing sphene. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 108, 600-601 (in Russian).

Ivanov, O. K.; Kainov, V. I.; Malinovskii, Yu. A. (1985): Variety of shuiskite with low water content from the Saranov chromite mine, Urals. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 114, 49-55.

Voitovich, V. S. (1993): Genesis of the Sarany chromite deposit. Otechestvennaya Geologiya 1993 (11), 32-37 (in Russian).

Nagashima, Mariko; Akasaka, Masahide; Ikeda, Ko; Kyono, Atsushi; Makino, Kuniaki (2010): X-ray single-crystal and optical spectroscopic study of chromian pumpellyite from Sarany, Urals, Russia. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 105, 187-193.

External Links A lot of photos (specimens from different collections) and maps (in Russian)

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