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Kayrakty Pb-Zn Mine, Kayrakty (Kairakty), Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 27' 46'' North , 73° 12' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.46278,73.21194
GeoHash:G#: v8s59yrk1
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Sediment-hosted baryte-Pb-Zn and polymetal deposit worked from an open pit.
The mine is now abandoned and the pit is flooded.

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48 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 3189963
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate-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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Mel'nikova, V.L. (1972) A lead oxychloride from the zone of oxidation of the baryte-polymetallic deposit of Kairatky, central Kazakhstan. Izvest. Akad. Nauk [Kazakh?!] SSSR, Ser. Geol., 6, 82-86 (in Russian).
Stanley, C.J., Jones, G.C., Hart, A.D., Keller, P., and Lloyd, D. (1991) Barstowite, 3PbCl2•PbCO3•H2O, a new mineral from Bounds Cliff, St. Endellion, Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, 55, 121-125.
Kutzke, H., Barbier, B., Becker, P., and Eggert, G. (1997) Barstowite as a corrosion product on a lead object from the Mahdia shipwreck. Studies in Conservation 42, 176-180.
Kutzke, H., Klapper, H., Merlino, S., Pasero, M., Perchiazzi, N., and Eggert, G. (2000) The crystal structure of barstowite, Pb4Cl6(CO3)•H2O, determined on crystals from Etruscan slags and from a Late-Hellenistic shipwreck. Zeits. Kristallogr., 215, 110-113.

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