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Internatsionalny mine (Internatsionalnaya Mine; Inter Mine; International mine), Mirny, Malo-Botuoba kimberlite field, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 27' 42'' North , 113° 42' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.46177,113.71601
GeoHash:G#: ye0g7dv6p
Owned/operated by:Alrosa
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Diamond mine 16 km from the town of Mirny, opened in 1999. The quality of diamonds is among the three best in the world.

Characterized by very high diamond grade (8.09 carats per ton). Life of the underground mine – up to 2022 at the design capacity of 500 thousand tons of ore per year.

Regions containing this locality

Soviet Union (1922-1991)

Country (Former) - 3,744 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Reference: Zedgenizov, D. A., Araujo, D., Ragozin, A. L., Shatsky, V. S., Kagi, H., & Griffin, W. L. (2008). Carbonatitic to Hydrous Silicic Growth Medium of Diamonds from Internatsionalnaya Kimberlite Pipe, Yakutia. In Extended Abstracts of 9th International Kimberlite Conference.
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Reference: Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
'Crichtonite Group'
Formula: AD21O38 or A{DE2G6 J12}O38
Reference: Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Zedgenizov, D. A., Araujo, D., Ragozin, A. L., Shatsky, V. S., Kagi, H., & Griffin, W. L. (2008). Carbonatitic to Hydrous Silicic Growth Medium of Diamonds from Internatsionalnaya Kimberlite Pipe, Yakutia. In Extended Abstracts of 9th International Kimberlite Conference.
'commodity:Diamond'
Reference:  
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Zedgenizov, D. A., Araujo, D., Ragozin, A. L., Shatsky, V. S., Kagi, H., & Griffin, W. L. (2008). Carbonatitic to Hydrous Silicic Growth Medium of Diamonds from Internatsionalnaya Kimberlite Pipe, Yakutia. In Extended Abstracts of 9th International Kimberlite Conference.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Zedgenizov, D. A., Araujo, D., Ragozin, A. L., Shatsky, V. S., Kagi, H., & Griffin, W. L. (2008). Carbonatitic to Hydrous Silicic Growth Medium of Diamonds from Internatsionalnaya Kimberlite Pipe, Yakutia. In Extended Abstracts of 9th International Kimberlite Conference.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
'Kimberlite'
Reference: Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
Pyrope var: Chromian Pyrope
Formula: Mg3(Al,Cr)2(SiO4)3
Reference: Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Zedgenizov, D. A., Araujo, D., Ragozin, A. L., Shatsky, V. S., Kagi, H., & Griffin, W. L. (2008). Carbonatitic to Hydrous Silicic Growth Medium of Diamonds from Internatsionalnaya Kimberlite Pipe, Yakutia. In Extended Abstracts of 9th International Kimberlite Conference.; Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Chlorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
var: Chromian Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3(Al,Cr)2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'-
Crichtonite Group-AD21O38 or A{DE2G6 J12}O38
Fayalite-Forsterite Series-
Kimberlite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Chlorapatite41.8.1.2Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'-
'Crichtonite Group'-AD21O38 or A{DE2G6 J12}O38
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Kimberlite'-
Pyrope
var: Chromian Pyrope
-Mg3(Al,Cr)2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
O Pyrope (var: Chromian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Cr)2(SiO4)3
O Crichtonite GroupAD21O38 or A{DE2G6 J12}O38
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O RutileTiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg Pyrope (var: Chromian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Cr)2(SiO4)3
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
AlAluminium
Al Pyrope (var: Chromian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Cr)2(SiO4)3
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Pyrope (var: Chromian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Cr)2(SiO4)3
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
PPhosphorus
P ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr Pyrope (var: Chromian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Cr)2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3186075
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 640267
Sedimentary; Carbonate

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: West Siberian Basin, Siberian Platform, Lena-Vilyui depression

Comments: Sedimentary basin; Petrov et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08

Lithology: Limestone, dolostone, shale, evaporites, chalk; carbonate reefs;

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]

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

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