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Mirny Mine (Mir Mine; Mir Pipe; Myr Pipe), Mirny, Malo-Botuoba kimberlite field, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 31' 47'' North , 113° 59' 14'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.52988,113.98743
GeoHash:G#: ye159z5ng
Owned/operated by:Alrosa (100%)
Locality type:Mine
Age:403 ± 15 Ma
Geologic Time:Early Devonian
Dating method:K-Ar
Reference for age:Kravchinsky, V. A., Konstantinov, K. M., Courtillot, V., Savrasov, J. I., Valet, J. P., Cherniy, S. D., ... & Parasotka, B. S. (2002). Palaeomagnetism of East Siberian traps and kimberlites: two new poles and palaeogeographic reconstructions at about 360
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Кимберлитовая алмазная трубка «Мир»


An abandoned diamond mine (on a kimberlite pipe) featuring an open pit several hundred meters deep.

Discovered in 1955, the open-pit mining closed in 2001.

By 1999, the project operated exclusively as an underground mine.

Life of mine – up to 2043 at the design capacity of 1 million tons of ore per year; current annual capacity of the mine is 500 thousand tons of ore.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Mir Pipe (Myr Pipe), Mirny, Saha Republic (Sakha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Mirny Mine (Mir Mine; Mir Pipe; Myr Pipe), Mirny, Saha Republic (Sakha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Mirny Mine, Mirny, Sakha Republic, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

Regions containing this locality

Soviet Union (1922-1991)

Country (Former) - 3,641 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anyuiite
Formula: AuPb2
Reference: Extra Lapis English No. 5 Gold
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Frantsesson,E. V. (1970)The petrology of kimberlites. Translat- ed by D.A. Brown, Department of Geology Publication No. 150, Australian National University, Canberra.
Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Argunov, K. P., 1990, Inclusions of potassic phases, coesite and omphacite in a coated diamond crystal from the Mir pipe: Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, v. 310, p. 129-140.
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 516. ; Evseev, A. A. (1973) Siberia's Crystals and Symmetry in the Distribution of Occurences of Minerals. World of Stone 1:11-20
'commodity:Diamond'
Reference:  
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Van King
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Reference: Van King
Djerfisherite
Formula: K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Argunov, K. P., 1990, Inclusions of potassic phases, coesite and omphacite in a coated diamond crystal from the Mir pipe: Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, v. 310, p. 129-140.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Van King; Evseev, A. A. (1973) Siberia's Crystals and Symmetry in the Distribution of Occurences of Minerals. World of Stone 1:11-20; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts (2011) Mineralogical Magazine p1885
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Argunov, K. P., 1990, Inclusions of potassic phases, coesite and omphacite in a coated diamond crystal from the Mir pipe: Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, v. 310, p. 129-140.
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Van King
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Argunov, K. P., 1990, Inclusions of potassic phases, coesite and omphacite in a coated diamond crystal from the Mir pipe: Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, v. 310, p. 129-140.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Frantsesson,E. V. (1970)The petrology of kimberlites. Translat- ed by D.A. Brown, Department of Geology Publication No. 150, Australian National University, Canberra.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Van King; Evseev, A. A. (1973) Siberia's Crystals and Symmetry in the Distribution of Occurences of Minerals. World of Stone 1:11-20; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts (2011) Mineralogical Magazine p1885
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Tochilinite
Formula: Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1973) Siberia's Crystals and Symmetry in the Distribution of Occurences of Minerals. World of Stone 1:11-20

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Anyuiite'1.AA.15AuPb2
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Djerfisherite2.FC.05K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Tochilinite2.FD.35Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Coesite4.DA.35SiO2
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnesiochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Chromian Diopside9.DA.15Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Omphacite9.DA.20(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Anyuiite1.1.4.1AuPb2
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Hydroxysulfides and Hydrated Sulfides
Tochilinite2.14.2.1Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Chlor-sulfides
Djerfisherite2.15.2.1K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Omphacite65.1.3b.1(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Coesite75.1.4.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
-Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O CoesiteSiO2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
NaSodium
Na Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si CoesiteSiO2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
ClChlorine
Cl DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
KPotassium
K DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
NiNickel
Ni DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AuGold
Au AnyuiiteAuPb2
PbLead
Pb AnyuiiteAuPb2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3186314
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 640267
Sedimentary; Carbonate

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: West Siberian Basin, Siberian Platform, Lena-Vilyui depression

Comments: Sedimentary basin; Petrov et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08

Lithology: Limestone, dolostone, shale, evaporites, chalk; carbonate reefs;

Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. [2]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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