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Kempirsai Cr deposit, Urals, Aktobe Province (Aqtöbe Oblysy; Aktubinskaya Oblast'), Kazakhstan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 36' North , 58° 15' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.6, 58.25
Name(s) in local language(s):Кемпирсай
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union
Asia


Giant podiform chromite deposit with reserves >300 Mt of Cr2O3. Presented as some tens of chromite pods and lenses on a 30x50 km territory. It is hosted by harzburgite and dunite rocks metamorphised at amphibolite facies conditions.
Located in the metasedimentary silurian Sakmara belt.

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References

- Melcher, F., Grum, W., Simon, G., Thalhammer T.V., and Stumpfl, E.F. (1997): Petrogenesis of the ophiolitic giant chromite deposits of Kempirsai, Kazakhstan: a study of solid and fluid inclusions in chromite. Journal of Petrology 38, 1419–1458.
- Melcher, F., Grum, W., Thalhammer, T.V., and Thalhammer, O.A.R. (1999): The giant chromite deposits at Kempirsai, Urals: constraints from trace element (PGE, REE) and isotope data. Mineralium Deposita 34, 250-272.

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