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Kokchetav Massif, Kokshetau (Kökshetau; Kokchetau; Kokchetav), Zerendy Rayon, Akmola Region, Kazakhstan

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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
Other regions containing this locality:Kazakh Steppes (Kirghiz Steppes; Great Dala), Kazakhstan/Russia
Soviet Union (1922-1991)
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.

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

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

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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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