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Saranovskii Mine (Saranovskoe), Saranovskaya Village (Sarany), Gornozavodskii area, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 30' North , 58° 52' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.50000,58.86667
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Сарановское месторождение, Сараны

Active chromite mine in ultrabasic rocks.

Located approximately 12 "versts" (12.8km) N of Biserskoye (Biserskii Zavod) Cr deposit, Laki Railway Station.

Mineral List

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

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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541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 1383532
Neoproterozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.

Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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Ivanov, O. K. (1975): Pumpellyite from the Saranovsk chromite deposit at the Urals. Trudy Sverdlovskogo Gornogo Instituta im. V. V. Vakhrusheva 106, 146-148 (in Russian).
Ivanov, O. K., Shilova, T. A. (1978): Chromium-containing corundophilite from the Sarany chromite deposit (the Urals). Miner. Paragenezisy Miner. 1978, 144-147.
Varlakov, A. S. (1978): Petrography and petrochemistry of ultrabasic rocks of the Saranov chromite-containing Massif. Trudy Il'menskogo Gosudarstvennogo Zapovednika im. V. I. Lenina 17, 26-44 (in Russian).
Ivanov, O. K. (1979): Chromium-containing sphene. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 108, 600-601 (in Russian).
Ivanov, O. K.; Kainov, V. I.; Malinovskii, Yu. A. (1985): Variety of shuiskite with low water content from the Saranov chromite mine, Urals. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 114, 49-55.
Voitovich, V. S. (1993): Genesis of the Sarany chromite deposit. Otechestvennaya Geologiya 1993 (11), 32-37 (in Russian).
Nagashima, Mariko; Akasaka, Masahide; Ikeda, Ko; Kyono, Atsushi; Makino, Kuniaki (2010): X-ray single-crystal and optical spectroscopic study of chromian pumpellyite from Sarany, Urals, Russia. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 105, 187-193.
Ivanov, O. K. (2016): Mineralogy of Saranovskoe Chromite Deposit (Middle Urals). Mineralogical Almanac: volume 21, issue 2. Mineral-Almanac Ltd, Moscow, 128 pages.

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