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Upper Kayrakty W-Mo-Bi deposit (Verkhnee-Kayrakty), Kayrakty (Kairakty), Shet District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 40' 59'' North , 73° 16' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.68330,73.28330
GeoHash:G#: v8shgwe2b
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Locality type:Deposit
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 List

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


Mineral List


13 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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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3189963
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. [154]

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References

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Strakhovenko, V.D. (1996): Bismuth Mineralization of Rare-Metal Deposits Kokten-Kol', Severnyi Katpar, and Verkhnee Kairakty (Central Kazakhstan) . Geology of Ore Deposits 38(5), 401.
Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Rubinstein, J.P., and Barsky, L.A. (2002): Mineral deposits and resources of the former Soviet Union, Vol. 1: Non-ferrous metal ores: deposits, minerals and plants. Taylor & Francis, 411 pp.
Laznicka, P. (2010): Giant Metallic Deposits, 2nd ed. Springer (Berlin, Heidelberg), p. 237.

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