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Khibiny

 

the largest and highest (to 1,191 m) mountain massif on the Kola Peninsula. The mountain massif is an intrusive block of nepheline syenites in which rich deposits of apatite-nepheline ore are confined (Kukisvumchorr, Iukspor, Rasvumchorr, and others). The summits are plateau-like, and the slopes are steep with numerous glaciers and névés. Avalanches are frequent. Mountain tundras predominate, with forest tundras of dwarf birch and with spruce and pine-birch forests on the lower slopes. The world’s only polar-alpine botanical garden is located on Mount Vud”evrchorr.

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Number of Location minerals * 1 Poudrette Quarry, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada 78 2 Kukisvumchorr Mt" Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, 45 Russia 3 Jachymov, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech 38 Republic 4 Clara Mine, Wolfach, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany 37 5 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 29 6 Vuoriyarvi Massif, Northern Karelia, Russia 25 7 Sounion Mine No.
The Khibiny Massif is a famous and unique mineral locality that is composed of a nepheline syenite intrusion rich in a large number of rare minerals.
The famous Khibiny massif on the Kola Peninsula is the world's largest alkaline complex, covering an area of 1327 [km.
The pegmatitic-hydrothermal complex of the Kukisvumchorr deposit stands out by its singularity even against a background of the Khibiny massif, an object unique in its mineralogy.
It has been namedpodlesnoite (Cyrillic: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (pronounced "pod-lez'-no-ite") in honor of Aleksandr Semenovich Podlesnyi (born 1948), Russian amateur mineralogist and prominent mineral collector, in recognition of his significant contributions to the mineralogy of the Khibiny massif.
Accidentally, the expedition's geochemist discovered prized minerals in the Khibiny Massif, located on the eastern shore of Lake Imandra.
10], the isostructrural Fe-dominant analog of manaksite which constitutes a rock-forming mineral in several rischorritic pegmatites in the Khibiny massif.
7], a new mineral from Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula.
2]O, a new mineral of the labuntsovite group from the Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula.
Laplandia Minerals had been busy during August of 1997 collecting on the Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.