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Russland / Nordkaukasus, Föderationskreis / Kabardino-Balkarien, Republik / Obere vulkanische Chegem-Struktur (Verkhnechegemskaya Caldera) / Lakargi-Gebirge


Xenolite im Skarn innerhalb der Ignimbrite

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WGS 84: 
Lat.: 43.28333333° N, 
Long: 43.10694444° E
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 43° 16' 60" N,
   Long: 43° 6' 25" E
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Lakargi-Gebirge, Obere vulkanische Chegem-Struktur, Kabardino-Balkarien, Republik, Nordkaukasus, Föderationskreis, RU
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farblose Aggregate von Kumtyubeit, Lakargi Mt., Chegem Caldera, Nordkaukasus, Russland; BB 2 cm, analysiert

Copyright: (Carsten Slotta)
Contribution: openpit 2021-11-07
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  • Zadov, A.E. et al.(2008). Calcioolivine gamma-Ca2SiO4 - an old and new mineral species. - ZVMO, N6, S.46-57. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Galuskin, E.V., et al. (2008). Lakargiite CaZrO3: A new mineral of the perovskite group from the N Caucasus, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia. Am. Min.; V.93; no.11-12; S.1903-10. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Galuskina, I.O. et al. (2009). Kumtyubeite Ca5(SiO4)2F2 - A new calcium mineral of the humite group from N Caucasus, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia. Am. Min., Vol.94, S.1361-70. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Weiß, S. (2009). Neue Mineralien: Kumtyubeit. Lapis, Jg.34, Nr.11, S.8+39+40.
  • Zadov, A.E. et al. (2009). Discovery and investigation of a natural analog of calcio-olivine (γ-Ca2SiO4). MAIK Nauka/Interper., Springer Sc.+Bus. Media LLC. ISSN 1028-334X (Print) 1531-8354 (Online), S.1431-34.
  • Galuskin, E.V. et al. (2009): Chegemite Ca7(SiO4)3(OH)2 a new humite-group calcium mineral from the N Caucasus, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia. Eur.J.Min. 21, 1045-59. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Weiß, S. (2009). Neue Mineralien: Chegemit. Lapis, Jg.34, Nr.12, S.53+62.
  • Gałuskina, I.O. et al. (2010): Bitikleite-(SnAl) and bitikleite-(ZrFe): New garnets from xenoliths of the Upper Chegem volcanic structure, Kabardino-Balkaria, N Caucasus, Russia. Am. Min. 95(7), 959-67. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Galuskina, I.O. et al.(2010): Toturite Ca3Sn2Fe2SiO12 - A new mineral species of the garnet group. Am. Min. 95(8-9), 1305-11. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Weiß, S. (2010). Neue Mineralien: Elbrusit-(Zr). Lapis, Jg.35, Nr.9, S.49-51.
  • Galuskin, E.V. et al.(2011): Rusinovite, Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2: a new skarn mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, N Caucasus, Russia. Eur. J. Min. 23, 837-44. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Zadov, A.E., et al. (2011). Aklimaite , IMA 2011-050. CNMNC Newsl., No.10, S.2560. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Zadov, A.E., et al. (2011). Magnesioneptunit. ZRMO 140 (1), 57-66. IMA 2009-002. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Galuskin, E.V. et al. (2011). Vorlanite (CaU6+)O4 - A new mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, N Caucasus, Russia. Am. Min., Vol.96, S.188-96. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Weiß, S. (2011). Neue Mineralien: Vorlanit. Lapis, Jg.36, Nr.2, S.44+54.
  • Galuskin, E.V. et al. (2012): Pavlovskyite Ca8(SiO4)2(Si3O10) - a new mineral of altered silicate-carbonate xenoliths from the two Russian type localities: Birkhin massif, Baikal Lake area and Upper Chegem caldera, N Caucasus. Am. Min., 97, 503-12. (Typ-Pub.)
  • Galuskin, E.V. et al. (2012). Edgrewit, Hydroxyledgrewit. Am. Min. 97, 1998-206. IMA 2011-058, 2011-113. (Typ-Publ.)