Keivy

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Keivy

 

(from the Finnish kivi, “stone”), the name of the southern edge of the plateau-like plain on the Kola Peninsula; this edge has been uplifted in the form of a ridge. Length, about 200 km; maximum elevation, 397 m. The ridge is broken by numerous gorges and deep valleys into separate areas. It is composed of mica and cyanite schists. The plateau areas of the Keivy ridge are covered by lichen tundra and are used as pasturage for reindeer.

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In Russia, milarite has come from the Olenii Ridge and Zapadnye Keivy, West Keivy, both in the Kola Peninsula.
Among the many deposits of the Kola are the Khibiny-Lovozero agpaitic massif, the alkaline ultrabasic massifs such as Kovdor, Afrikanda, Turiy, and Mys, the amazonite pegmatite of the western Keivy Plateau, and the Li-Ta-enriched Voron'i Tundry pegmatite.