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Russian Geology and Geophysics

2009 year, number 3

A new body of highly diamondiferous kimberlites in the Nakyn fieldof the Yakutian kimberlite province

A.V. Tolstova, V.A. Mininb, V.B. Vasilenkob, L.G. Kuznetsovab, A.N. Razumova
a ALROSA Joint Stock Company, Botuobiyan Geological Prospecting Expedition, Mirnyi, Yakutia (Sakha Republic), Russia
b Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch of the RAS, 3 prosp. Akad. Koptyuga, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
Keywords: kimberlites; pyropes; Cr-spinel; petrochemistry; Yakutia
Pages: 162-173


We report the first data on the contents of main oxides and REE in rocks and the compositions of pyropes and almandines from the Maiskoe kimberlite body recently discovered in the Nakyn field of the Yakutian kimberlite province.