|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||48° 40' 59'' North , 73° 16' 59'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||48.68330,73.28330|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Soviet Union (1922-1991)|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Верхние-Кайракты, Верхне-Кайрактинское месторождение|
Scheelite-bearing stockworks in Lower Silurian to Mid-Devonian sandstone, siltstone and conglomerates in the contact zone of a granite pluton.
The world's largest tungsten deposit, accounting for 70% of the total tungsten reserves of the former Soviet Union. The deposit has been explored, but not yet been mined. As of 2002, the construction of a pilot plant was being planned.
Located 140 km south of Karaganda.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
13 valid minerals.
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 - Silurian|
358.9 - 443.8 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)
Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic 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.