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Kitoi river, Eastern Sayan, Sayan Mts, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 19' 3'' North , 102° 48' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.31757,102.80472
GeoHash:G#: y331ekh5g
Other regions containing this locality:Sayan Mts, Russia
Siberian Federal District, Russia
Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Locality type:River
Köppen climate type:Dwc : Monsoon-influenced subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Китой

Alkaline metasomatites along Main Sayan Fault. The occurrence localited in the middle flow of Kitoi river on boundary between precambrian Sharyzhalgaiskii inlier and Kitoikan structure zone of the Central-Asian fault belt.
REE-bearing alkaline metasomatic rocks (quartz–albite–microcline–riebeckite–aegirine, quartz–albite–microcline–magnetite, and clinopyroxene–albite), occurring in the Main Sayan Fault zone at the boundary of Precambrian basement rocks of the Siberian platform with metamorphosed carbonatites and terrigeneous rocks of the Kitoy lithotectonic zone.

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- Savel'eva V.B. Karmanov N.S. (2008) Rare earth's minerals of alkaline metasomatites of Main Sayan Fault zone, - Zapiski RMO, N2, pp.14-35 (in Rus.).
- Savel’eva, V.B., and Karmanov, N.S. (2008): REE Minerals of Alkaline Metasomatic Rocks in the Main Sayan Fault. Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 681-696.

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