Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Shinsaiskii

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Occurrence number: 
084-00-009
Country: 
Kazakhstan
Location: 
Longitude: 67, Latitude: 51.42

The 7.5x2.5 km Shinsaiskii complex cuts through schists, quartzites, limestones and argillites. Circular and zonal structures are typical of the massif. The peripheral areas are composed of pyroxenites, in which the pyroxene is aegirine-augite, while the nucleus is composed of peralkaline syenites, kentallenite-essexite, orthoclase gabbro and liebenerite syenites.

References: 
NURLIBAYEV, A.N. 1973. Alkaline rocks of Kazakhstan and their ore deposits. Nauka, Alma-Ata. 296 pp.
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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith