Arkhangelskaya pipe (Arkhangel'sky pipe), Zolotitsa occurrence, Zimny Bereg kimberlite field, Zimny Bereg District, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russiai
|Regional Level Types|
|Arkhangelskaya pipe (Arkhangel'sky pipe)||Pipe|
|Zimny Bereg kimberlite field||- not defined -|
|Zimny Bereg District||District|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||65° 17' 43'' North , 41° 3' 45'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||65.29535,41.06261|
|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
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Soviet Union (1922-1991)||Country (Former)|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Diamond|
Reference: Kononova, V.A., Golubeva, Y.Y., Bogatikov, O.A., and Kargin, A.V. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(6), 421-441.
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS|
|Semi-metals and non-metals|
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|
251.902 - 358.9 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 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. 
298.9 - 323.2 Ma
|East European, Pechora plates|
307 - 315.2 Ma
Age: Pennsylvanian (307 - 315.2 Ma)
Description: East European Platform, Ural Mountains, Russian Plate
Comments: Sedimentary basin; Petrov et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08
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.