Yenisey Range

The Yenisey Range (Russian: Енисейский кряж) is a range of mountains in Siberia. Administratively the range is part of the Krasnoyarsk Krai of the Russian Federation. The nearest town is Severo-Yeniseysk.[2]

Yenisey Range
Енисейский кряж
Yenisey Range is located in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Yenisey Range
Yenisey Range
Location in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Highest point
PeakYenashimsky Polkan
Elevation1,104 m (3,622 ft) [1]
Coordinates59°30′N 93°15′E / 59.500°N 93.250°E / 59.500; 93.250Coordinates: 59°30′N 93°15′E / 59.500°N 93.250°E / 59.500; 93.250[2]
Length720 km (450 mi) NNW/SSE
Width200 km (120 mi) ENE/WSW
LocationKrasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Parent rangeCentral Siberian Plateau
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Type of rockGneiss, schist, limestone

The mountains have granite intrusions that are associated with gold deposits, as well as iron ore, bauxite, magnesite and talc.[3]


The Yenisey Range is a subrange of the Central Siberian Plateau. It is a relatively low range, cut across by swampy intermontane basins. The range stretches along the right bank of the Yenisey in the southwestern edge of the plateau, between the valley of the Kan River in the south and the Stony Tunguska in the north, beyond which rises the Tunguska Plateau.[4]

The northern part of the range is the widest and has the highest elevations. The highest point of the range is 1,104 metres (3,622 ft) high Yenashimsky Polkan, located in the upper course of small rivers Yenashimo and Chirimba.[1] Another high summit is 1,052 metres (3,451 ft) high Lysaya. The Angara River flows across the area of the range to join the Yenisey off its western slopes. The Big Pit River has its sources in the range.[4]


The slopes of the mountains are smooth and are covered with taiga. The tops of the higher peaks are bald with clumps of small shrubs and areas of scree.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Енашимский Полкан - Geoman
  2. ^ a b Google Earth
  3. ^ Gertner, Igor; Tishin, Platon; Vrublevskii, Vassily; Sazonov, Anatoly; Zvyagina, Elena; Kolmakov, Yuriy (Oct 2011). "Neoproterozoic Alkaline Igneous Rocks, Carbonatites and Gold Deposits of the Yenisei Ridge, Central Siberia". Resource Geology. 61 (4): 316–343. doi:10.1111/j.1751-3928.2011.00170.x.
  4. ^ a b c Енисейский кряж, Great Soviet Encyclopedia

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