Moscow Basin

Moscow Basin,

lignite basin, c.200 mi (320 km) long and 50 mi (80 km) wide, central European Russia, S of Moscow. Tula is the chief city of the region. Low-grade bituminous and lignite coals, suitable for the power plants of the Moscow industrial region, are mined there.
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The distribution of the genus Estlandia is confined to the Middle and Upper Ordovician of the North Estonian Confacies Belt and the northwestern part of the Moscow Basin (Rubel 1963; Alikhova 1969).
The connection between the Baltoscandian and Moscow basins obviously broke off in the early Katian corresponding to the Nabala Stage, because the lithology of the sediments overlying the widespread cryptocrystalline limestones of the Rakvere Stage differs from that in the neighbouring Russian areas.

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