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Kimozero kimberlite, Zaonezhskoe kirnberlite field, Northern Karelia, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 61° 18' 1'' North , 34° 22' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 61.30034,34.37132
GeoHash:G#: ufbkwpkkm
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Age:1920 Ma
Geologic Time:Orosirian
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

2.0×0.8 km
Thin saucer-like body cut by narrow quasi-cylindrical feeders and dikes.

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32 valid minerals.

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Regional Geology

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Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3141487
Proterozoic III sandstone

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{conglomerate,siltstone,shale/slate}

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]

541 - 635 Ma

ID: 656922
Sedimentary; Clastic: shallow marine

Age: Ediacaran (541 - 635 Ma)

Description: Northern Europe, Fennoscandian Shield- Gulf of Bothnia-Oslo graben

Comments: Basin, cover sequence; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Quartz sandstone, siltstone, claystone, limestone, dolostone, conglomerate, tillite

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]

Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma

ID: 3190747
Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic volcanic 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]

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Dubovikova, Z., & Polekhovsky, Y. (2007). Some Special Features of Kimozero Kimberlites of Onega Flexure (Karelia, Russia). In New Achievements in Materials and Environmental Sciences Names (pp. 95-98). EDP Sciences.
Priyatkina, N., Khudoley, A. K., Ustinov, V. N., & Kullerud, K. (2014). 1.92 Ga kimberlitic rocks from Kimozero, NW Russia: their geochemistry, tectonic setting and unusual field occurrence. Precambrian Research, 249, 162-179.
Kargin, A. V., Babarina, I. I., Bogatikov, O. A., Yutkina, E. V., & Kondrashov, I. A. (2015) Paleoproterozoic Kimozero kimberlite (Karelian Craton): Geological setting and geochemical typing. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 465, No. 1, pp. 1135-1138). Pleiades Publishing.
Putintseva, E. V., & Spiridonov, E. M. (2017). Allanite-(Ce): a Typical Mineral of Metakimberlite from the Lake Kimozero Area, Karelia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 59(8), 720-728.

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