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Kovdor Zheleznyi Mine (Iron Mine), Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 32' 59'' North , 30° 30' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.55, 30.5
Name(s) in local language(s):Железный рудник, Ковдорский массив, Мурманская область
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union

Iron mine working on magnetite-rich ore.

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55 valid minerals. 14 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Rimskaya-Korsakova, O. M. (1964). GENESIS OF THE KOVDOR IRON-ORE DEPOSIT (KOLA PENINSULA). International Geology Review, 6(10), 1735-1746.

Britvin, S.N., G. Ferraris, G. Ivaldi, A.N. Bogdanova & N.V. Chukanov (2002) Cattiite, Mg3(PO4)2·22H2O, a new mineral from Zhelezny mine (Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 2002: 160-168.

Seredkin, M.V., et al (2003): Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 132(1): 67-75.

Yakovenchuk V N, Ivanyuk G Y, Mikhailova Y A, Selivanova E A, Krivovichev S V (2006) Pakhomovskyite, Co3(PO4)2·8H2O, a new mineral species from Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia, The Canadian Mineralogist 44, 117-123

Ivanyuk, G.Yu., Yakovenchuk, V.N., and Pakhomovsky, Ya.A. (2002) Kovdor. Laplandia Minerals, Apatity, Russia. (in Russian and English)

External Links - A lot of photos (samples from different collections) and maps (in Russian) - Russian Database on Minerals and Localities

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