Large kyanite deposits discovered in Russia
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...