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Large kyanite deposits discovered in Russia

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Friday, 20 June 2014

The discovery of huge reserves of the alumino-silicate mineral, kyanite, in the Murmansk region could offer Russian alumina producers new opportunities to reduce their dependence on bauxite, but controversy exists over the profitability of the ore processing.

Scientists have discovered huge deposits of kyanite in the Murmansk region, Russia.

The joint stock company, Central Kola Expedition, has located the deposit, thought to hold a total volume of 11bn tonnes, containing 966m tonnes ore reserves lying at depths not exceeding 100 metres.

Yuri Voitekhovsky, director of the geological...

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