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Monchegorsk Cu-Ni Deposit, Monchegorsk, Monche-Tundra, Murmansk Oblast, Russiai
Regional Level Types
Monchegorsk Cu-Ni DepositDeposit
Monchegorsk- not defined -
Monche-Tundra- not defined -
Murmansk OblastOblast
RussiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 55' 21'' North , 32° 50' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.92250,32.83889
GeoHash:G#: usp67kbt1
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Monchegorsk49,868 (2016)2.4km
Olenegorsk23,670 (2014)30.0km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Murmanskaja Oblast'; Murmansk Oblast


Mafic and ultramafic rocks.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasia PlatePlate
Soviet Union (1922-1991)Country (Former)
EuropeContinent
Karelian-Kola Alkaline Ultramafic and Carbonatitic Province, Finland/RussiaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

56 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Argentopentlandite
Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Braggite
Formula: (Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Cooperite
Formula: PtS
Copper
Formula: Cu
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Daomanite
Formula: CuPtAsS2
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Gold
Formula: Au
Hauchecornite
Formula: Ni9BiSbS8
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Hollingworthite
Formula: (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Isomertieite
Formula: Pd11Sb2As2
Kotulskite (TL)
Formula: Pd(Te,Bi)
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Lead
Formula: Pb
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Melonite
Formula: NiTe2
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Michenerite
Formula: PdBiTe
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Moncheite (TL)
Formula: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Type Locality:
Nielsenite
Formula: PdCu3
Niggliite
Formula: PtSn
Orcelite
Formula: Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Palarstanide
Formula: Pd5(Sn,As)2
Palladoarsenide
Formula: Pd2As
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Silver
Formula: Ag
Sopcheite (TL)
Formula: Ag4Pd3Te4
Type Locality:
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stannopalladinite
Formula: (Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Tarkianite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
'Unnamed (Pd Arsenide)'
Formula: Pd5As2
'Unnamed (Pd-Ni Arsenide)'
Formula: Pd3Ni2As3
Vincentite
Formula: Pd3As
Vysotskite
Formula: (Pd,Ni)S
Zvyagintsevite
Formula: Pd3Pb

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Copper1.AA.05Cu
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Lead1.AA.05Pb
Nielsenite1.AG.70PdCu3
Niggliite1.AG.60PtSn
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Stannopalladinite1.AG.25(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Zvyagintsevite1.AG.10Pd3Pb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Argentopentlandite2.BB.15Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Braggite2.CC.35a(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Cooperite2.CC.35bPtS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Daomanite2.LA.15CuPtAsS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Hauchecornite2.BB.10Ni9BiSbS8
Heazlewoodite2.BB.05Ni3S2
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Hollingworthite2.EB.25(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Isomertieite2.AC.15aPd11Sb2As2
Kotulskite (TL)2.CC.05Pd(Te,Bi)
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Melonite2.EA.20NiTe2
Merenskyite2.EA.20(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Michenerite2.EB.25PdBiTe
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Moncheite (TL)2.EA.20(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Orcelite2.AB.10Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Palarstanide2.AC.20bPd5(Sn,As)2
Palladoarsenide2.AC.25aPd2As
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sopcheite (TL)2.BC.55Ag4Pd3Te4
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tarkianite2.DB.30(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
Vincentite2.AC.05bPd3As
Vysotskite2.CC.35a(Pd,Ni)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Unnamed (Pd Arsenide)'-Pd5As2
'Unnamed (Pd-Ni Arsenide)'-Pd3Ni2As3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Lead1.1.1.4Pb
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Niggliite1.2.10.1PtSn
Stannopalladinite1.2.9.1(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Zvyagintsevite1.2.5.4Pd3Pb
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Vincentite2.2.5.1Pd3As
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
Orcelite2.3.2.1Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Palarstanide2.3.3.2Pd5(Sn,As)2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Palladoarsenide2.4.14.1Pd2As
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
Daomanite2.5.7.1CuPtAsS2
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Argentopentlandite2.7.1.2Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Braggite2.8.5.3(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Cooperite2.8.5.1PtS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Vysotskite2.8.5.2(Pd,Ni)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Hollingworthite2.12.3.8(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Melonite2.12.14.1NiTe2
Merenskyite2.12.14.4(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Michenerite2.12.3.11PdBiTe
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Moncheite (TL)2.12.14.3(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Miscellaneous
Isomertieite2.16.2.1Pd11Sb2As2
Sopcheite (TL)2.16.10.1Ag4Pd3Te4
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Hauchecornite3.2.5.1Ni9BiSbS8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Kotulskite (TL)-Pd(Te,Bi)
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Nielsenite-PdCu3
Tarkianite-(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
'Unnamed (Pd Arsenide)'-Pd5As2
'Unnamed (Pd-Ni Arsenide)'-Pd3Ni2As3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O BaryteBaSO4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CooperitePtS
S DaomaniteCuPtAsS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
S MilleriteNiS
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S LauriteRuS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S Vysotskite(Pd,Ni)S
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
NiNickel
Ni Unnamed (Pd-Ni Arsenide)Pd3Ni2As3
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni MeloniteNiTe2
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Ni OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Ni ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni Vysotskite(Pd,Ni)S
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DaomaniteCuPtAsS2
Cu Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
Cu NielsenitePdCu3
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Unnamed (Pd-Ni Arsenide)Pd3Ni2As3
As Unnamed (Pd Arsenide)Pd5As2
As IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
As SperrylitePtAs2
As DaomaniteCuPtAsS2
As OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
As VincentitePd3As
As Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
As PalladoarsenidePd2As
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As PalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
MoMolybdenum
Mo Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
RhRhodium
Rh Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
PdPalladium
Pd KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Pd Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pd SopcheiteAg4Pd3Te4
Pd Unnamed (Pd-Ni Arsenide)Pd3Ni2As3
Pd Unnamed (Pd Arsenide)Pd5As2
Pd IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Pd MicheneritePdBiTe
Pd Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Pd NielsenitePdCu3
Pd VincentitePd3As
Pd PalladoarsenidePd2As
Pd PalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
Pd ZvyagintsevitePd3Pb
Pd Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Pd Vysotskite(Pd,Ni)S
AgSilver
Ag SopcheiteAg4Pd3Te4
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag SilverAg
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
SnTin
Sn NiggliitePtSn
Sn PalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
Sn Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
SbAntimony
Sb IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Sb HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
TeTellurium
Te KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Te Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Te SopcheiteAg4Pd3Te4
Te MicheneritePdBiTe
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te MeloniteNiTe2
Te Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Te AltaitePbTe
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
ReRhenium
Re Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
PtPlatinum
Pt Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pt CooperitePtS
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt DaomaniteCuPtAsS2
Pt NiggliitePtSn
Pt Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb LeadPb
Pb ZvyagintsevitePd3Pb
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Bi Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Bi MicheneritePdBiTe
Bi HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
Bi BismuthBi

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 638556
Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: anorthositic

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Northern Europe, Svecofennian and Lapland-Kola orogens

Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Gabbro, monzodiorite, mafic dykes and sills, anorthosite, peridotite

Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. [2]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3188852
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3132211
banded iron formation

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{gneiss,amphibolite}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Grokhovskaya, T. L., Bakaev, G. F., Sholokhnev, V. V., Lapina, M. I., Muravitskaya, G. N., & Voitekhovich, V. S. (2003). The PGE ore mineralization in the Monchegorsk magmatic layered complex (Kola Peninsula, Russia). GEOLOGY OF ORE DEPOSITS C/C OF GEOLOGIIA RUDNYKH MESTOROZHDENII, 45(4), 287-308.
Grokhovskaya, T.L., Griboedova, I.G. & Karimova, O.V. (2014) Diversity of PGM Assemblages in Pge Deposits of the Monchegorsk Igneous Complex, Russia. 12th International Platinum Symposium p249

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