Gopeevskaya Mt (Hoppevskaya Gora; Schorl Mountain), Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem mines, Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk), Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 31' 12'' North , 116° 17' 59'' East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~0km|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Гопеевская (Шерловая) гора|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Asia|
These Nertschinsk gem mines started in 1723 are are on three peaks of the Adun-Cholon Mountains: Hoppevskaya Gora (Schorl Mountain), Sherlovaya Gora, Soktuj Gora; and further north near the Urulga River. Most locality attributions are suspect as the gem dealers are not interested. About 3 square Km of the surface is Topaz rock (greissen?). The area is riddled with pits and tunnels to a depth of 8 m. The gem xls are found in the weathered turf as well as pockets.
4 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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