Chikhachev Range

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Chikhachev Range

 

a mountain range in the southeastern Altai, in Altai Krai, Tuva ASSR, and also along the USSR-Mongolia border. The Chikhachev Range measures approximately 100 km in length and has elevations to 4,029 m. It is composed of sandstones, limestones, schists, and quartzites and has small glaciers. Grass and wormwood steppes and rocky tundras are found on the slopes. The range was named in honor of P. A. Chikhachev.

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