Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

Funded by HiTech AlkCarb - New geomodels to explore deeper for Hi-Tech critical raw materials in Alkaline rocks and Carbonatites

Kandygatai

stripes

Occurrence number: 
084-00-040
Country: 
Kazakhstan
Location: 
Longitude: 81.03, Latitude: 48.8

Extending over 22 km2 Kandygatai is composed of riebeckite granites, which sometimes contain astrophyllite. Accessories include zircon, columbite and apatite. There are dykes of peralkaline microgranite.

Age: 
Geological evidence indicates an early Permian age.
References: 
ERMOLOV, P.V., VLADIMIROV, A.G. and TIKHOMIROVA, N.I. 1988. The petrology of silica oversaturated agpaitic alkaline rocks. Nauka, Novosibirsk. 86 pp.
Location: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith