Ilmen Mountains

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Il’men’ Mountains


a group of mountain ranges in the Southern Urals, Cheliabinsk Oblast, RSFSR. Maximum elevation, 748 m (Mount Il’mentau). The mountains are composed of granites and gneisses with numerous pegmatitic veins of complex and varied mineralogical composition. Among the approximately 180 minerals are ilmenite, apatite, garnet, and topaz. Pine and birch forests are found on the mountainsides. In the valleys there are meadows and swamps. The V. I. Lenin Il’men’ Preserve is situated in the Il’men’ Mountains.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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