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Khit Ostrov (Khit Island), Northern Karelia, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 66° 20' 38'' North , 33° 2' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 66.3438888889, 33.0397222222
Name(s) in local language(s):Хит Остров
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)

Khit Island is located in northern Karelia near Polyarnyi Krug (Polar Circle) railway station. On the island granitic pegmatite veins occur, where large uraninite crystals up to 5 cm size were mined before WWII.

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16 valid minerals.

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- Kozhevnikov Yu.A. (2010) Samotsvetnye tropy//Moscow,Mir Samotcvetov, 2010, 56p (in Rus).
- Громов А.В. Розовый корунд из Хитостровского проявления в Северной Карелии // Мир камня, 1993. №2.
- Серебряков Н.С. Петрология корундсодержащих пород чупинской толщи Беломорского подвижного пояса (на примере Чупинского сегмента). Диссертация на соискание степени к. г.-м. наук. Москва. ИГЕМ РАН. 2004. 208 стр.
- Стариков Ю.И. Отчет о результатах детальных поисковых работ на коллекционное сырье, проведенных в Карело-Кольском регионе за 1978-80 гг. ПО "Северкварцсамоцветы", Ленинград. 1980.

External Links - Russian Database on Minerals and Localities (in Russian) (in Russian, photos and maps) A lot of photos (specimens from different collections) and maps (in Russian)

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