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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

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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.

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

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2 valid minerals.

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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.
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts (2011) Mineralogical Magazine p1922

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 9 - Silicates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Semi-metals and non-metals
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination

List of minerals for each chemical element

C DiamondC
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
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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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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