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Arkhangelskaya pipe (Arkhangel'sky pipe), Zolotitsa occurrence, Zimny Bereg kimberlite field, Zimny Bereg District, Arkhangel'skaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 17' 43'' North , 41° 3' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.29535,41.06261
GeoHash:G#: ugt5qqsuu
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Owned/operated by:Alrosa
Locality type:Pipe
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


The pipe was discovered in 1980; it is located in the Arkhangelsk region 100 km northeast of Arkhangelsk city. Open-pit mining started here in 2005. Current reserves of the pipe are sufficient to maintain diamond mining until 2033.

Diamond output in 2014 – 1.239 million carats

Ore resources inclusive of reserves – 87.327 million tons

The average diamond grade – 1.1 carats per ton


Commodity List

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


Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

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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Permian - Carboniferous
252.17 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3188404
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3147462
East European, Pechora plates

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{dolomite/dolostone,sandstone,clay}

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]

Moscovian
307 - 315.2 Ma



ID: 641026
Sedimentary; Carbonate

Age: Pennsylvanian (307 - 315.2 Ma)

Description: East European Platform, Ural Mountains, Russian Plate

Comments: Sedimentary basin; Petrov et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08

Lithology: Limestone, dolostone, shale, evaporites, chalk; carbonate reefs;

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]

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



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References

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- Kononova, V.A., Golubeva, Y.Y., Bogatikov, O.A., and Kargin, A.V. (2007): Diamond Resource Potential of Kimberlites from the Zimny Bereg Field, Arkhangel’sk Oblast. Geology of Ore Deposits 49(6), 421-441.

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