Kondyor Massif

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Kondyor Massif
Simulated 3-D view of the Kondyor Massif, Russia by ASTER
LocationAyano-Maysky District, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Coordinates57°35′11″N 134°39′12″E / 57.5863°N 134.6532°E / 57.5863; 134.6532Coordinates: 57°35′11″N 134°39′12″E / 57.5863°N 134.6532°E / 57.5863; 134.6532
GeologyIgneous intrusion and circular ridge
Left - Platinum nugget from the Kondyor Massif. Right - Kondyor Massif viewed from a helicopter
Kondyor geologic map

The Kondyor Massif (Russian: горы Кондёр) or Konder[1] is a circular intrusion of igneous rock,[2] about 8 kilometres (5 mi) in diameter. It is located in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia, c. 600 km (373 mi) west-southwest of Okhotsk, or c. 570 km (354 mi) south-east of Yakutsk. It is reached from Yakutsk by road via Amga, it is an important source of platinum.

Since 1984, Artel starateley "Amur" (part of the Russian Platinum group) has developed this alluvial platinum deposit.

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  1. ^ "Konder Massif, Siberia: Lunar Crater?". Seen from Space 2005. JAXA. 21 October 2005. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ Burg, J.-P.; Bodinier, J.-L.; Gerya, T.; Bedini, R.-M.; Boudier, F.; Dautria, J.-M.; Prikhodko, V.; Efimov, A.; Pupier, E.; Balanec, J.-L. (2009). "Translithospheric Mantle Diapirism: Geological Evidence and Numerical Modelling of the Kondyor Zoned Ultramafic Complex (Russian Far-East)". Journal of Petrology. 50 (2): 289–321. doi:10.1093/petrology/egn083.

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