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Altyn-Tyube dioptase deposit (Altyn-Tube), Altyn-Tyube area, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 48' 59'' North , 73° 59' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.81639,73.99500
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Altyn Tyube translates as 'Golden Hill' in the Kazakh language.

The deposit was worked for copper in neolithic times (malachite and small amounts of cuprite).

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Visit to Altyn Tyube, Kazakhstan by Jolyon & Katya Ralph


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

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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Silurian-Devonian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 1379509
Silurian-Devonian mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Comments: This designation includes Precambrian iron-formation-bearing sedimentary and volcanic sequences, as well as mixed sedimentary and volcanic or volcaniclastic sequences.

Lithology: Mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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



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