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Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia

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Name(s) in local language(s):Изумрудные Копи (Малышевское месторождение, Малышево)

Classic emerald and alexandrite mining area and the main source of industrial beryllium in former Soviet Union. More than 35 points of beryllium mineralization were discovered in this 25x2 km belt.

Clinobehoite was found in hydrothermally altered zones of desilicated pegmatites of Malyshevo quarry.

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38 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Pekov, I. (1998), Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union, 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow.

Extra Lapis (2002), Emeralds of the World, English, Vol. 2: 24-35.

Kievlenko, Geology of Gems (2003), 82-83.

Avdonin V.N., Polenov Yu.A. (2004), Essays on Uralian minerals, UGGA press: 419 (in Russian).

External Links A lot of photos (specimens from different collections) and maps (in Russian)

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