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Koashva Open Pit (Vostochnyi Mine), Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 37' North , 34° 0' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.6166666667, 34
Name(s) in local language(s):карьер Коашва


Open pit apatite deposit. Alkaline massif with ultra-agpaitic pegmatites, urtite, as well as foidolites and apatite-nepheline rocks with aegirine-microcline, aegirine-nepheline-microcline and titanite-aegirine-nepheline veins, and olivine melanephelinite dikes.

Mineral List

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Aenigmatite

Albite

Alexkhomyakovite (TL)

Amicite

Amphibole Supergroup

Andrianovite (TL)

Annite

'Anorthoclase'

Arctite

Arfvedsonite

Astrophyllite

Augite

Barytolamprophyllite

Belovite-(Ce)

'Bitumen'

Cancrinite

Carbobystrite (TL)

Catapleiite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chkalovite

Chlorbartonite (TL)

Clinophosinaite (TL)

Crawfordite (TL)

Deloneite (TL)

Diopside

Djerfisherite

Dolomite

Dorfmanite (TL)

Elpasolite

Ershovite (TL)

Eudialyte

Fluorapatite

Fluorcaphite (TL)

Fluorite

Forsterite

Galena

Gwihabaite

Ilmenite

Ivanyukite-Cu (TL)

Ivanyukite-K (TL)

Ivanyukite-Na (TL)

Ivanyukite-Na-C (TL)

Ivanyukite-Na-T (TL)

Kazakovite

'K Feldspar'

Koashvite (TL)

Kostylevite

Labuntsovite-Mn

Labuntsovite Supergroup

Labyrinthite (TL)

Lamprophyllite

Lemmleinite-K (TL)

Lisitsynite (TL)

Lobanovite

Lomonosovite

Lovozerite

Magnesiochromite

Magnetite

Manganoneptunite

Megakalsilite (TL)

Microcline

Molybdenite

Mosandrite-(Ce)

Murmanite

Murunskite

Nacaphite

Natisite

Natrite

Natrolite

Natrophosphate

Nefedovite

Nepheline

Pectolite

Petersenite-(Ce)

Phlogopite

Phosinaite-(Ce) (TL)

Polezhaevaite-(Ce) (TL)

Potassic-arfvedsonite

'Potassic-ferro-richterite'

'Potassic-richterite'

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

Rasvumite

Rémondite-(La) (TL)

Rhabdophane-(Ce)

Rinkite-(Ce)

Sazykinaite-(Y) (TL)

Shafranovskite

Shcherbakovite

Sidorenkite

Sitinakite

Sodalite

Sphalerite

Steenstrupine-(Ce)

Strontiofluorite (TL)

Thermonatrite

Thorosteenstrupine

Tiettaite (TL)

Tisinalite (TL)

Titanite

Troilite

Umbite

Villiaumite

Vinogradovite

Vitusite-(Ce)

Vuonnemite

Wilhelmramsayite (TL)

Zakharovite

Zirsinalite (TL)


107 valid minerals. 29 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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References

Lisitsin, D. & Bosio, P. (2001): An interesting find of thorosteenstrupine and steenstrupine-​(Ce) at Mt. Koashva, Khibiny massif (Kola Peninsula, Russia). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana 2001 (4), 218-229 (in Italian).

Ivanyuk, G.Y., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Konopleva, N.G., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Men’shikov, Y.P., and Mikhailova, Y.A. (2007): Spinel-Group Minerals in Rocks of the Khibiny Alkaline Pluton, Kola Peninsula. Geology of Ore Deposits 49(7), 599-606.

Pekov, I. V., & Nikolaev, A. P. (2007) Minerals of the Pegmatites and Hydrothermal Assemblages of the Koashva Deposit.

Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Kononkova, N.N., Zubkova, N.V., Rabadanov, M.K., and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2008): Elpasolite from Hyperalkaline Pegmatite of the Khibiny Pluton, Kola Peninsula. Symmetry of Elpasolite. Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 749-754.

External Links

http://geo.web.ru/druza/l-Koashva.htm - A lot of photos (samples from different collections) and maps (in Russian)

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