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):||49.8163888889, 73.995|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Soviet Union|
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).
Mindat ArticlesVisit to Altyn Tyube, Kazakhstan by Jolyon & Katya Ralph
8 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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