Karatau

Karatau

 

a city (until 1963, the settlement of Chulaktau), in Dzhambul Oblast, Kazakh SSR, in the Karatau Mountains. Railroad station, 90 km northwest of Dzhambul. Population, 27, 000 (1970). The city is the center of the Karatau Phosphorite-bearing Basin. It is the site of a combine for the quarrying and processing of phosphorite. A general technology department of the Kazakh Polytechnical Institute and a mining-construction technicum are also located there.


Karatau

 

an urban-type settlement in Kara-Kalpak ASSR, Uzbek SSR. It is a landing on the right bank of the Amu Darya River, 108 km southeast of the Khodzheili railroad station on the Chardzhou-Kungrad line. Its industries include the production of building materials.


Karatau

 

a mountain range, a northwest spur of the Tien-Shan in the southern part of the Kazakh SSR. Length, about 420 km; maximum altitude, 2, 176 m (Mount Bessaz). The range is composed of shale, sandstone, and a considerable amount of limestone and dolomite, in which karst formations are well developed. The mountains have flattened tops and steep slopes and are covered with steppe vegetation and mountain xerophytes. There are important deposits of phosphorite and complex ores at Mirgalimsai, Kentau, Achisai, and elsewhere.


Karatau

 

a mountain range on the western slope of the southern Urals, on the border between the Bashkir ASSR and Cheliabinsk Oblast, RSFSR. Length, about 75 km; maximum altitude, 691 m. The mountains are composed chiefly of limestone, sandstone, and clay shales. Their slopes are covered with coniferous and mixed forests of spruce, fir, and linden.


Karatau

 

(Mangystau), mountains on the Mangyshlak Peninsula in Gur’ev Oblast, Kazakh SSR. Length, 130 km; maximum altitude, 556 m. The mountains are broken up by deep ravines and gullies. The range is made up of sandstone, limestone, marl, clay, and sand. The predominant vegetation is wormwood and saltwort, along with some low shrubs. The valleys and ravines are used for pasture. There are deposits of iron and copper ore and coal.

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Farmers from Karatau village suspected the local plant of releasing a sodium cyanide into the river.
Luiza Abdurasulova (Kazakhstan): Study on the biodiversity, monitoring and management of insects of the Karatau Biosphere Reserve.
For example, excavations at Baba-Ata, a dead village on the Karatau Ridge, demonstrate the widespread occurrence of the Fire Cult in that area (Baipakov and Podushkin 1989:88-9).
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The contract area was extended on 10 January 2011 to 179 square kilometres and now includes significant exploration upside on the east side of the Karatau fault system, as well as the NW Konys development.
Production of PDC drilling bits by Zhigermunaiservice LLP in Atyrau, a chemical agents plant of Talas Investment Company LLP in Karatau, Zhambyl region, a ball and stop valve plant of Bemer Armatura LLP in the Saryarka Special Economic Zone, Karaganda region, a cement plant of KaspiyCement LLP in Shetpe, Mangystau region, production of boiler equipment by Petropavlovsky heavy engineering plant JSC, a house-building plant of Kostanay MBI in Kostanay, a ball-rolling mill plant of KSP Steel LLP in Pavlodar region, and a feed-processing plant of Agrotrading-2007 LLP in Kokshetau are also set to be launched as part of the teleconference.
For example, the Russian company Eurochem is investing $2bn to develop phosphate in the Karatau Basin in southern Kazakhstan and build a mining and processing plant in the city of Zhanatas, as well as production plants for phosphate, nitrogen, and mixed fertilisers in Karatau with a combined capacity of more than 1m t/y.
International Resource News-17 June 2009-Uranium One to Acquire Interest in Karatau Uranium Mine(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.
Essar has proposed to acquire a stake in Krakatau Steel and it is expected to make a bid again when PT Karatau Steel launch its IPO next years, Ansari said.
A specimen of the lingulate brachiopod Linnarssonia constans, from the late Lower Cambrian, Shabakty Group of the Malyi Karatau Range in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, preserves evidence of infestation within the mantle cavity by a vermiform animal, which is recorded by internal tubular protuberance (Bassett et al.