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Nyurbinsky open-pit mine (Nyurbinskaya deposit), Sredne-Markhinsky region, Nakyn kimberlite field (Nakynsky kimberlite field), Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russiai
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Nyurbinsky open-pit mine (Nyurbinskaya deposit)Mine
Sredne-Markhinsky regionRegion
Nakyn kimberlite field (Nakynsky kimberlite field)- not defined -
Sakha Republic (Yakutia)Republic
RussiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 65° 1' 32'' North , 117° 4' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 65.02559,117.08222
GeoHash:G#: yee3bm89t
Owned/operated by:Alrosa (100%)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Diamondiferous kimberlite discovered 1996.
Worked since 2001.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Soviet Union (1922-1991)Country (Former)

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Spetsius, Z. V., Taylor, L. A., Valley, J. W., Deangelis, M. T., Spicuzza, M., Ivanov, A. S., & Banzeruk, V. I. (2008). Diamondiferous xenoliths from crustal subduction: garnet oxygen isotopes from the Nyurbinskaya pipe, Yakutia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 20(3), 375-385; Riches, A. J., Liu, Y., Day, J., Spetsius, Z. V., & Taylor, L. A. (2010). Subducted oceanic crust as diamond hosts revealed by garnets of mantle xenoliths from Nyurbinskaya, Siberia. Lithos, 120(3), 368-378.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts (2011) Mineralogical Magazine p1922

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 9 - Silicates
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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 Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 640898
Sedimentary; Clastic: continental

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

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

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

Lithology: Redbeds, quartz arenite, arkose, conglomerate, evaporites;

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]

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Riches, A. J., Liu, Y., Day, J., Spetsius, Z. V., & Taylor, L. A. (2010). Subducted oceanic crust as diamond hosts revealed by garnets of mantle xenoliths from Nyurbinskaya, Siberia. Lithos, 120(3), 368-378.


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