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Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan
Area:2,724,900 km2
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Kazakhstan is divided into 14 provinces (oblysy, облыстар; oblasts under the Soviet Union) and three galasy (cities with regional status). The provinces are subdivided into districts (rayons, аудандар).



Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

'Aeschynite'

Aeschynite-(Ce)

Aikinite

'Aikinite-Bismuthinite Series'

Akdalaite (TL)

Aksaite (TL)

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Aleksite

Algodonite

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allargentum

Allophane

Almandine

Altaite (TL)

Aluminite

Alumotantite

Alunite

Alunogen

Alvanite (TL)

'Amber'

Amblygonite

Amesite

Analcime

Anatase

'Ancylite'

Andalusite

'Andorite'

Andradite

var: Melanite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Ankinovichite (TL)

Anorthite

'Anorthoclase'

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

Antimony

Anyuiite

'Apatite'

Aphthitalite

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Arfvedsonite

Argentopyrite

Argentotennantite (TL)

Argyrodite

Arsenic

Arseniosiderite

Arsenohauchecornite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

var: Danaite

'Arsenpolybasite'

Asbolane

Aspidolite

Astrophyllite

Atacamite

Augite

var: Fassaite

Aurichalcite

Auricupride

Aurostibite

Autunite

Axinite-(Mn)

Azurite

Baddeleyite

Bafertisite

Barnesite

Barstowite

Barylite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bastnäsite-(Y) (TL)

Bavenite

Bayldonite

Bazzite

Bearsite (TL)

Beaverite-(Cu)

Bementite

Berthierite

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Emerald

Betekhtinite

Betpakdalite-CaCa (TL)

Betpakdalite-NaCa (TL)

Beudantite

Bezsmertnovite

Bilibinskite

'Biotite'

Birnessite

Bischofite

Bismite

Bismoclite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

'Bitumen'

Blödite

Bogdanovite

Bokite (TL)

Boracite

Borax

Bornite

Botallackite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Brandtite

Brannerite

Braunite

'Bravoite'

Britholite-(Ce)

Brochantite

Brockite

Brookite

'Bursaite'

'Cacholong'

Cadmium

'Calamine'

Calaverite

Calciotantite

Calcite

Calcurmolite

Caledonite

Cámaraite (TL)

Cancrinite

Cappelenite-(Y)

Carbonatecyanotrichite (TL)

Carminite

Carnallite

Carnotite

Carpholite

Cassiterite

Celestine

var: Barian Celestine

Celsian

Cerianite-(Ce)

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcostibite

Chamosite

Chekhovichite (TL)

Chelkarite (TL)

Chernykhite (TL)

Chistyakovaite (TL)

Chlorapatite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

var: Aluminian Chromite

Chrysocolla

'Chrysoprase'

Chukhrovite-(Nd) (TL)

Chukhrovite-(Y) (TL)

Cinnabar

'Clays'

Clinochlore

var: Leuchtenbergite

var: Pennine

Clinoenstatite

Clinohumite

var: Titanclinohumite

Clinokurchatovite (TL)

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Cobaltite

Coesite

Coffinite

Cohenite

Colemanite

Coloradoite

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Columbite-(Mn)

Colusite

Conichalcite

Copper

Cordierite

Corkite

Coronadite

Corundum

Corvusite

Cosalite

Coulsonite

Covellite

Crandallite

Creedite

Cristobalite

Cronstedtite

Cryolite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cuprite

Cupropearceite (TL)

Cuprostibite

Cuprotungstite

Cyanotrichite

Danalite

Datolite

Daubréelite

Davidite-(La)

Davisite

Delafossite

var: Dokuchaevite

Delvauxite

Descloizite

Devilline

Diamond

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Dioptase (TL)

Djurleite

Dolomite

Domeykite

Domeykite-β

Dyscrasite

Dzharkenite (TL)

'Dzhezkazganite'

Elbaite

'Electrum'

Elpidite

var: Calcian Elpidite

Emplectite

Enargite

Enstatite

Eosphorite

Epidote

Ernienickelite

Eudialyte

Euxenite-(Y)

Evansite

Famatinite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

'Fergusonite'

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferri-fluoro-leakeite (TL)

Ferrihydrite (TL)

Ferrimolybdite

Ferripyrophyllite

Ferrisicklerite

Ferro-hornblende

Ferroselite

Fersmite

'Fluocerite'

Fluocerite-(La) (TL)

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

var: Yttrofluorite

Forsterite

Fraipontite (TL)

Francevillite

Freibergite

Freieslebenite

Friedelite

var: Arsenofriedelite

Friedrichite

Frohbergite

Froodite

Fülöppite

Gadolinite-(Y)

Gagarinite-(Y) (TL)

Gahnite

Galena

Galenobismutite

'Garnet Group'

Gaspéite

'Gaspéite-Magnesite Series'

Gearksutite

Geerite

Gehlenite

Genthelvite

Gerhardtite

Germanite

Germanocolusite (TL)

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

Ginorite

Gladite

'Glass'

Glauberite

Glaucophane

'Gmelinite'

Gmelinite-Ca

Goethite

Gold

Gorceixite

Görgeyite

Goslarite

Goyazite

Graphite

Greenockite

Greifensteinite

Grossular

Groutite

Gudmundite

'Gutsevichite'

Gypsum

Häggite

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halurgite (TL)

Hammarite

Harkerite

Hastingsite

Hausmannite

Haxonite

Hedenbergite

Hedleyite

Helvine

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Hercynite

Hessite (TL)

Heterosite

'Heulandite'

Hewettite

Hexahydroborite

Hibonite

Hilgardite

var: Strontiohilgardite

Hingganite-(Y)

Hinsdalite

'Högbomite'

Hollandite

Hübnerite

Hungchaoite

Hureaulite

'Hydroastrophyllite'

Hydroboracite (TL)

'Hydrogarnet'

'Hydrogoethite'

Hydrokenoelsmoreite

var: Ferritungstite

Hydroxylherderite

Hydrozincite

Idaite

Ilmenite

var: Manganoan Ilmenite

Ilvaite

Inderborite (TL)

Inderite (TL)

Indium

Inyoite

Iodargyrite

Iriginite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Irtyshite (TL)

'Ivanovite'

Ixiolite

Jacobsite

Jadeite

Jalpaite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Jinshajiangite

Jordanite

Jordisite

'Joséite'

Joséite-B

Kainite

Kaliborite

Kamphaugite-(Y)

Kaolinite

Karibibite

Kazakhstanite (TL)

'K-cymrite'

'Keatite'

Keiviite-(Y)

Kentrolite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kieserite

Kirschsteinite

Klockmannite

Kobellite

Koechlinite

Kokchetavite (TL)

Krennerite

Krupkaite

Kryzhanovskite (TL)

Kumdykolite (TL)

Kupletskite

Kurgantaite (TL)

Kurnakovite (TL)

Kurumsakite (TL)

Kutinaite

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

Langbeinite

Larnite

Laumontite

Lead

Leonite

Lepidocrocite

var: Hydrolepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucite

Leucophanite

Libethenite

Likasite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lindströmite

Linnaeite

Lithiophorite

Lithiotantite (TL)

Lithiowodginite (TL)

Löllingite

Löweite

Ludwigite

Luzonite

Mackinawite

Magnesiochromite

Magnesio-riebeckite

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Ishkulite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Maikainite (TL)

Majorite

Malachite

Manganberzeliite

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Mansfieldite

Marcasite

Margarite

Maruyamaite (TL)

Matildite

Mawsonite

Mcallisterite

Mckinstryite

'Melilite Group'

Melkovite (TL)

'Melnikovite'

Mendipite

Metaborite (TL)

Metahewettite

Metatorbernite

Metazeunerite

'Meteoritic Iron'

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Michenerite

Microcline

Microlite Group

var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)

Milarite

Millerite

Mimetite

var: Campylite

Minyulite

Mirabilite

Mitryaevaite (TL)

Moissanite

Molybdenite

var: Femolite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Monazite-(La) (TL)

'Monimolite'

Montbrayite

Montebrasite

Montgomeryite

Montmorillonite

Moolooite

Morinite

Mourite (TL)

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nacrite

Nagyágite

Nantokite

Narsarsukite

Natroboltwoodite (TL)

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

Natrotitanite (TL)

Natrouranospinite (TL)

Neotocite

Nepheline

Nickeline

Nickelphosphide

Niksergievite (TL)

Ningyoite

Nisbite

Nontronite

Nordstrandite

Novgorodovaite (TL)

Novodneprite (TL)

Nuffieldite

Opal

var: Fire Opal

var: Moss Opal

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Osarizawaite

Palygorskite

Pargasite

Patrónite

Pearceite

'Pearceite-T2ac'

Pekoite

Pennantite

var: Fe-pennantite

Pentlandite

Perite

Perovskite

Perrierite-(Ce)

Petrovskaite (TL)

Petzite

Pharmacolite

Pharmacosiderite

Phenakite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Phosphohedyphane

Phosphuranylite

Picromerite

Piemontite

Pigeonite

Pilsenite

'Pimelite'

Pinnoite

'Plessite'

Plumbojarosite

Plumbotellurite (TL)

Pokrovskite (TL)

Polybasite

Polyhalite

Polylithionite

Posnjakite (TL)

Potassic-pargasite

Powellite

Prehnite

Preobrazhenskite (TL)

Priceite

Prosopite

Proustite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

'Pyroaurite-2H'

'Pyrobitumen'

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrochlore Group

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrophanite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrosmalite-(Fe)

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Dendritic Agate

var: Jasper

var: Moss Agate

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rutilated Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Rankamaite

Realgar

Renierite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Rhönite

Rickardite

Riebeckite

Rockbridgeite

'Roméite Group'

Roquesite

Rosasite

Roshchinite (TL)

Rowlandite-(Y)

Roxbyite

Rucklidgeite

Rusakovite (TL)

Russellite

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

var: Strüverite

Safflorite

Sarkinite

Saryarkite-(Y) (TL)

Satimolite (TL)

Satpaevite (TL)

Sauconite

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schneiderhöhnite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Schröckingerite

Scolecite

Scorodite

Sedovite (TL)

Selenium

Sellaite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Serpierite

Siderite

Siderophyllite

Siegenite

'Silica'

Sillimanite

Silver

var: Küstelite

Simpsonite

Skutterudite

'Smectite Group'

Smirnite

Smithsonite

var: Monheimite

Sodalite

Spangolite

Spertiniite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spodumene

Stannite

Stannoidite

Staurolite

Steigerite

Stellerite

Stephanite

Sternbergite

Stibnite

Stichtite

'Stilbite'

Stilbite-Ca

Stilpnomelane

Stolzite

'Strawberry Quartz'

Strelkinite (TL)

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

'Strontioborite'

Sudoite

Sulfoborite

Sulphur

Sulvanite

Svanbergite

Sylvanite

'Sylvinite'

Sylvite

Synchysite-(Ce)

Syngenite

Szaibélyite

Taenite

Talc

Tantalite-(Mn)

Tarbagataite (TL)

Tatarskite (TL)

Tazheranite

'Tektite
var: Irghizite'

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tephroite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

var: Argentian Tetrahedrite

Tetrataenite

Thalénite-(Y)

Thaumasite

'Thénardite'

Thomsenolite

Thoreaulite

Thorite

var: Ferrithorite

Thortveitite

Tin

Titanite

Todorokite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

'var: Chrome-Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Trevorite

Triphylite

Triplite

Trögerite

Troilite

Tungstite

'Turgite'

Turquoise

Tyretskite

Tyrolite

Tyuyamunite

Ulexite

Ullmannite

'UM1966-02-E:FeNi'

'UM1967-06-O:HNb'

'UM1969-07-S:AgSbTe'

'UM1969-08-S:AgSbTe'

'UM1969-09-S:AgTe'

'UM1969-10-S:AgTe'

'UM1975-12-S:BiCu'

'UM1985-31-TiO:AlCaFeMnSi'

'UM1986-50-S:PbTe'

'UM1986-65-Te:AgBi'

'UM1986-67-Te:Pb'

'UM1986-68-Te:Pb'

'UM1988-11-S:AgPbTe'

'UM1988-13-S:Bi'

'UM1988-14-S:Bi'

'UM1988-15-S:BiPb'

'UM1988-23-SiO:HKNbTi'

'UM1988-24-Te:AgBi'

'UM1988-25-Te:Bi'

'UM1989-15-S:AgBiCuFePbSe'

'UM1989-21-S:BiCuFePbSe'

'UM1991-04-AsS:CoFeNi'

'UM1991-12-S:AuBi'

'UM1991-13-S:AuBiPb'

'UM1991-14-S:AuBiPb'

'UM1991-15-S:AuBiPb'

'UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMg'

Umohoite

'Ungursaite'

'Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Petterdite)'

'Unnamed (HP polymorph of cadmoselite)'

'Unnamed (La-analogue of Daqingshanite-(Ce))'

Uramarsite (TL)

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranophane

Ustarasite

Uvarovite

Valleriite

Vanadinite

Vanalite (TL)

Vanthoffite

Variscite

Vauquelinite

Väyrynenite

Veatchite

Vesuvianite

Violarite

Volborthite

Volkovskite (TL)

Volynskite

'Wad'

Wairauite

Wavellite

Weberite

Weissite

Willyamite

Witherite

Wittichenite

Wittite

Wodginite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

var: Chromian Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Xanthoconite

'Xenotime'

Xenotime-(Y)

'Yftisite-(Y)' (FRL)

'Zeolite Group'

Zinc

Zincsilite (TL)

Zinkenite

Zircon

var: Arshinovite

var: Cyrtolite

Zirconolite

Zirkelite

Zoisite


635 valid minerals. 75 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Paleozoic : 323.1 Ma to 255 ± 10 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Permian
   Lopingian
ⓘ K Feldspar255 ± 10 MaSayak Cu ore field, Sayak, Balkhash Region (Balqash; Karatas; Prebalkhashie), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
    
    
   Cisuralian
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)289.8 MaZhanet Mo deposit, Balkhash Region (Balqash; Karatas; Prebalkhashie), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
  Carboniferous
   Pennsylvanian
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)323.1 MaBorly Cu deposit, Balkhash Region (Balqash; Karatas; Prebalkhashie), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan

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References

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Shcherba, G. N. (1960): Formation of Rare-Earth Deposits of Central Kazakhstan. KAS Publishing, Alma-Ata, 381 pp. (in Russian).
Shcherba, G. N. et al. (1988): Rare-metal mineralization of Kazakhstan (Redkometal'noe Orudenenie Kazakhstana). KAS Publishing, Alma-Ata, 224 pp. (in Russian).
Evseev, A. A. (1995): Kazakhstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stones 8, 24-30.
Thomas Stöllner, Zeinolla Samaschev, Sergej Berdenov, Jan Cierny, Monika Doll, Jennifer Garner, Anton Gontscharov, Alexander Gorelik, Andreas Hauptmann, Rainer Herd, Galina A. Kusch, Viktor Merz, Torsten Riese, Beate Sikorski & Benno Zickgraf (2011): Tin from Kazakhstan – Steppe Tin for the West? In: Ünsal Yalçın (Ed.): Anatolian Metal V, Der Anschnitt. Beiheft 24, Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Nr. 180, Bochum, Germany, 231-251.

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