Kukisvumchorr

Kukisvumchorr (Russian: Кукисвумчорр) is a mountain part of the Khibiny Mountains mountain range in Russia. It is located near the centre of the range. The summit is bare and stony, while the sides are covered with tundra vegetation. The mountain has an interesting mineralogy, notable for its composition of nepheline syenite.[1] Apatite is mined from the area.[2] The nearby Kukisvumchorr Microdistrict shares the same name as the mountain. An earthquake occurred on 21 October 2010 of magnitude 3.2; mining was suspected as a potential cause.[3]

Kukisvumchorr
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Highest point
Elevation1,143 m (3,750 ft)
Coordinates67°41′44″N 33°43′14″E / 67.69556°N 33.72056°E / 67.69556; 33.72056
Geography
CountryRussia
RegionMurmansk region
Parent rangeKhibiny Mountains

ReferencesEdit

 
On the plateau of Kukiscumchorr
  1. ^ Pekov, Igor V.; Podlesnyi, Alexander S. (2004). Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrothermalites. Ocean Pictures. ISBN 9785900395531.
  2. ^ I︠A︡kovenchuk, Viktor (2005). Khibiny. Laplandia Minerals. pp. 215, 277. ISBN 9785900395487.
  3. ^ "В Мурманской области произошло странное землетрясение: то ли техногенное, то ли естественное". NEWSru.com (in Russian). Retrieved 3 April 2017.