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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
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
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.


Commodity List

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


Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

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]

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