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Tayezhnoe Fe-B skarn (Tayozhnoye), Aldan, Aldan Shield, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 57° 40' 47'' North , 125° 22' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 57.68000,125.37000
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Таёжное

Iron ore in Mg-skarn at a marble.
This deposit (Bilanenko and others, 1986; Biryul'kin and others, 1990; Kovach and others, 1995a, 1995b) is 200m thick and consists of magnetite skarn, magnesian skarn, amphibole-diopside rock, coarse-grained marble, and biotite gneiss of Paleoproterozoic age with an isotopic age of 2.3 to 2.1 Ga.

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34 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean
2800 - 3600 Ma

ID: 3185769
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 Ma)

Comments: Aldan Shield

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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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Grew, E.S., Pertsev, N.N., Boronikhin, V.A., Borisovskiy, S.E., Yates, M.G., and Marquez N. (1991) Serendibite in the Tayozhnoye deposit of the Aldan Shield, eastern Siberia, USSR. American Mineralogist: 76: 1061-1080.
Schreyer, W., Pertsev, N.N., Medenbach, O., Burchard, M., and Dettmar, D. (1998) Pseudosinhalite: discovery of the hydrous MgAl-borate as a new mineral in the Tayozhnoye, Siberia, skarn deposit. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 133: 382-388.

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