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Kempirsai Cr deposit, Kargaly, Aktobe, Kazakhstani
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Kempirsai Cr depositDeposit
KargalyDistrict
AktobeRegion
KazakhstanCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Кемпирсай
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 36' North , 58° 15' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.60000,58.25000
GeoHash:G#: v2crve2q7
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Batamshinskiy5,668 (2018)4.8km
Khromtau23,715 (2018)41.0km


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.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Soviet Union (1922-1991)Country (Former)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Aspidolite
Formula: NaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Cerianite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce4+,Th)O2
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chromite var: Aluminian Chromite
Formula: Fe(Cr,Al)2O4
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Ernienickelite
Formula: NiMn3O7 · 3H2O
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Gaspéite
Formula: Ni(CO3)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
'Hydrogarnet'
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Ilmenite var: Manganoan Ilmenite
Formula: (Fe,Mn)2+TiO3
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite var: Ishkulite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Cr3+)2O4
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Potassic-pargasite
Formula: {K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
'Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)'
Formula: CaCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Uvarovite
Formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Asbolane4.FL.30(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Cerianite-(Ce)4.DL.05(Ce4+,Th)O2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
var: Aluminian Chromite4.BB.05Fe(Cr,Al)2O4
Ernienickelite4.FL.20NiMn3O7 · 3H2O
Hollandite4.DK.05aBa(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
var: Manganoan Ilmenite4.CB.05(Fe,Mn)2+TiO3
Lithiophorite4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Magnesiochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Ishkulite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Cr3+)2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Gaspéite5.AB.05Ni(CO3)
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Aspidolite9.EC.20NaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Pargasite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Potassic-pargasite9.DE.15{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Uvarovite9.AD.25Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hydrogarnet'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)'-CaCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Cerianite-(Ce)4.4.12.1(Ce4+,Th)O2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
Miscellaneous
Asbolane6.4.9.1(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Lithiophorite6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB3X7
Ernienickelite7.8.2.4NiMn3O7 · 3H2O
AB8X16
Hollandite7.9.1.1Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Gaspéite14.1.1.8Ni(CO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
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
Uvarovite51.4.3b.3Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(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
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Pargasite66.1.3a.12{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
Aspidolite-NaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Chromite
var: Aluminian Chromite
-Fe(Cr,Al)2O4
'Hydrogarnet'-
Ilmenite
var: Manganoan Ilmenite
-(Fe,Mn)2+TiO3
Magnetite
var: Ishkulite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Cr3+)2O4
Potassic-pargasite-{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)'-CaCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Potassic-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)CaCr23+(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
H ErnienickeliteNiMn3O7 · 3H2O
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
H AspidoliteNaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C GaspéiteNi(CO3)
C Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)CaCr23+(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
OOxygen
O Potassic-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O Magnetite (var: Ishkulite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Cr3+)2O4
O Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O Chromite (var: Aluminian Chromite)Fe(Cr,Al)2O4
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O GaspéiteNi(CO3)
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)CaCr23+(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
O ErnienickeliteNiMn3O7 · 3H2O
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
O HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O AspidoliteNaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Ilmenite (var: Manganoan Ilmenite)(Fe,Mn)2+TiO3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na AspidoliteNaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Potassic-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg AspidoliteNaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Potassic-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al Chromite (var: Aluminian Chromite)Fe(Cr,Al)2O4
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Al AspidoliteNaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Potassic-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si AspidoliteNaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MilleriteNiS
KPotassium
K Potassic-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Potassic-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Ca Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)CaCr23+(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti Ilmenite (var: Manganoan Ilmenite)(Fe,Mn)2+TiO3
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr Magnetite (var: Ishkulite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Cr3+)2O4
Cr Chromite (var: Aluminian Chromite)Fe(Cr,Al)2O4
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)CaCr23+(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Cr UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
MnManganese
Mn Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn ErnienickeliteNiMn3O7 · 3H2O
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Mn HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn Ilmenite (var: Manganoan Ilmenite)(Fe,Mn)2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe Magnetite (var: Ishkulite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Cr3+)2O4
Fe Chromite (var: Aluminian Chromite)Fe(Cr,Al)2O4
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Ilmenite (var: Manganoan Ilmenite)(Fe,Mn)2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CoCobalt
Co Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
NiNickel
Ni Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Ni GaspéiteNi(CO3)
Ni ErnienickeliteNiMn3O7 · 3H2O
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
BaBarium
Ba HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
CeCerium
Ce Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2
ThThorium
Th Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2

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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Devonian - Ordovician
358.9 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3131440
Urals

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{carbonates}, Minor{sandstone,shale/slate}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3190993
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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

References

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- 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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