Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a large country with an area of about 2.7 million km2. More than 50 occurrences of alkaline rocks are known which are spread widely over this extensive territory. It is probable that a number of distinct provinces are represented within the country but for the purpose of the present work all occurrences have been combined as one national group. The geology of Kazakhstan is complex and involves blocks of the East European (Russian) and Scyptian-Turanian platforms and Caledonian, Hercynian and Alpine fold belts. The distribution of the occurrences of alkaline igneous rocks are shown on Fig. 2_60.

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