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Kokchetav Massif, Kokshetau (Kökshetau; Kokchetau; Kokchetav), Zerendy, Akmola, Kazakhstani
Regional Level Types
Kokchetav MassifMassif
Kokshetau (Kökshetau; Kokchetau; Kokchetav)- not defined -
ZerendyDistrict
AkmolaOblast
KazakhstanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 10' 14'' North , 69° 7' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.17056,69.13056
GeoHash:G#: v93nmp7kf
Locality type:Massif
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Ultrahigh-pressure rocks. Massif consists of a 80km long metamorphic belt and a 17km wide subduction/collision zone.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Soviet Union (1922-1991)Country (Former)
Kazakh Steppes (Kirghiz Steppes; Great Dala), Kazakhstan/Russia

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

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
'Biotite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Diamond
Formula: C
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Graphite
Formula: C
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
'K-cymrite'
Formula: KAlSi3O8 · H2O
'Keatite'
Formula: SiO2
'K Feldspar'
Kokchetavite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Maruyamaite (TL)
Formula: K(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
Type Locality:
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
'Phengite'
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMg'
Formula: K, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Zoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Coesite4.DA.35SiO2
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
'Keatite'4.DA.45SiO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Kokchetavite9.FA.75K(AlSi3O8)
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Zoisite9.BG.10{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
'K-cymrite'-KAlSi3O8 · H2O
Maruyamaite (TL)-K(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
'Phengite'-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
'UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMg'-K, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Coesite75.1.4.1SiO2
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
'K-cymrite'-KAlSi3O8 · H2O
'Keatite'-SiO2
Kokchetavite-K(AlSi3O8)
Maruyamaite (TL)-K(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
'Phengite'-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
'UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMg'-K, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
H UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
H PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H K-cymriteKAlSi3O8 · H2O
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
BBoron
B MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
B UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
CCarbon
C DiamondC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O KeatiteSiO2
O UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
O KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CristobaliteSiO2
O CoesiteSiO2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O K-cymriteKAlSi3O8 · H2O
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
Mg UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
Al KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)
Al PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al K-cymriteKAlSi3O8 · H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si KeatiteSiO2
Si UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
Si KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si CoesiteSiO2
Si K-cymriteKAlSi3O8 · H2O
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3O
K UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
K KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)
K PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K K-cymriteKAlSi3O8 · H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
Fe PhengiteKAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As LöllingiteFeAs2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

References

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Hill, T. R., Konishi, H. and Xu, H. (2013): Natural occurrence of keatite precipitates in UHP clinopyroxene from the Kokchetav Massif: A TEM investigation. American Mineralogist, 98, 187-196.
S.L. Hwang, T.F. Yui, H.T. Chu, P. Shen, J.G. Liou, N.V. Sobolev (2013): Oriented kokchetavite compound rods in clinopyroxene of Kokchetav ultrahigh-pressure rocks. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 63, 56-69.
Mikhno, A. O., Xiao-Ying Gao, Andrey V. Korsakov (2014) Sulfide associations in diamond-grade dolomitic marble from the Kokchetav massif (Northern Kazakhstan): Evidence for the sulfide melt presence at the UHPconditions. in Abstract Volume IAGR Conference Series No. 20, pp.96–98
Mikhno, A. O., & Korsakov, A. V. (2015). Carbonate, silicate, and sulfide melts: heterogeneity of the UHP mineral-forming media in calc-silicate rocks from the Kokchetav massif. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 56(1), 81-99.

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  • Akmola
    • Zerendy
      • Kokshetau (Kökshetau; Kokchetau; Kokchetav)

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