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Aikhal mine (Aikhal pipe), Alakit-Markha, Daldyn-Alakit kimberlite field, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 59' 56'' North , 111° 13' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.99909,111.23257
GeoHash:G#: y7xp7nv0d
Owned/operated by:Alrosa (100%)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Operating from 1961 to 1997 as an open pit, and from 2005 as an underground mine.

Regions containing this locality

Soviet Union (1922-1991)

Country (Former) - 3,743 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Seltmann, R., Soloviev, S., Shatov, V., Pirajno, F., Naumov, E., & Cherkasov, S. (2010). Metallogeny of Siberia: tectonic, geologic and metallogenic settings of selected significant deposits*. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(6), 655-706
'commodity:Diamond'
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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Diamond'1.CB.10aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC

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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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3191448
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 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]

Pennsylvanian
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 650859
Sedimentary; Clastic: continental

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: West Siberian Basin, Siberian Platform, Tunguska depression

Comments: Craton cover; Petrov et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08

Lithology: Redbeds, quartz arenite, arkose, conglomerate, evaporites;

Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. [2]

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