Verkhnee Espe Massif (Verkhnee Espe deposit), Akzhaylyautas Mts (Akzhailyautas Mts; Akjaylautas Mts; Akzhalautas Mts), Tarbagatai Range, East Kazakhstan Region, Kazakhstan
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||48° 6' North , 81° 27' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||48.10000,81.45000|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Soviet Union (1922-1991)|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||массив Верхнее Эспе|
Massif of agpaitic alkaline granites.
Apogranites lie at the northern end of the coeval Akzhaylyau massif.
53 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.
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Mineev D.A. (1968) Geochemistry of apogranites and rare-metal metasomatites of North-Western Tarbagatai, - Moscow, Nauka, 276p. (in Rus.)
Bailey, J. C: Formation of cryolite and other aluminofluorides: A petrologic review. Bull. geol. Soc. Denmark, vol. 29, pp. 1-45. Copenhagen, June 10th, (1980).
Sokolova, E., Abdu, Y., Hawthorne, F. C., Stepanov, A. V., Bekenova, G. K., & Kotel’nikov, P. E. (2009). Camaraite, Ba3NaTi4 (Fe2+, Mn) 8 (Si2O7) 4O4 (OH, F) 7. I. A new Ti-silicate mineral from the Verkhnee Espe Deposit, Akjailyautas Mountains, Kazakhstan.
Cámara, F., Hawthorne, F.C., Ball, N.A., Bekenova, G., Stepanov, A.V., - - Kotel’nikov, P.E. (2010): Fluoroleakeite, NaNa2(Mg2Fe3+2Li)Si8O22F2, a new mineral of the amphibole group from the Verkhnee Espe deposit, Akjailyautas Mountains, Eastern Kazakhstan District, Kazakhstan: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 521-528.
Stepanov, A.V., Bekenova, G.K., Levin, V. L. and Hawthorne,F.C. (2012) Natrotitanite, ideally (Na0.5Y0.5)Ti(SiO4)O, a new mineral from the Verkhnee Espe deposit, Akjailyautas mountains, Eastern Kazakhstan district, Kazakhstan: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 2012, v. 76, 37-44.
STEPANOV, A.V., BEKENOVA, G.K., LEVIN, V.L., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & DOBROVOL’SKAYA, E.A. (2012): Tarbagataite,(K,□)2(Ca,Na)(Fe2+,Mn)7Ti2(Si4O12)2O2(OH)4(OH,F), a new astrophyllite-group mineral species from the Verkhnee Espe deposit, Akjailyautas Mountains, Kazakhstan: description and crystal structure Canadian Mineralogist 50,159-168.