Data on geology, petrography of the rocks of the Khibiny massif, description of 70 mineral localities as well as a brief historical report about industrial development of the massif are given. The main section of the book is devoted to the description of occurrences, morphology and properties of 436 minerals found within the massif. In addition, brief information about 35 doubtful or insufficiently investigated minerals is given.
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acicular aegirine aggregates albite Alteration annite apatite-nepheline rocks association astrophyllite Biaxial brown calcite Cell Data characteristic Chemistry Cleavage none observed Cleavage perfect cm diameter cm long cm wide colourless composed contain crystals Density djerfisherite eudialyte Eveslogchorr faces feldspar Field of view fine-grained fluorapatite forms foyaite at Mt Fracture conchoidal galena gneissose grains green grown hornfels of xenolith ICDD ideal composition ijolite-urtite ilmenite inclusions Kaskasnyunchorr Khomyakov Koashva Kostyleva-Labuntsova Kukisvumchorr lamprophyllite lorenzenite Lustre vitreous Marchenko Peak massif microcline microcline vein microprobe mineral Mohs hardness Monoclinic natrolite nepheline observed Occurrence and Morphology occurs Oleny Opaque Optical and Physical pectolite pegmatite Physical Properties pseudomorphs pyrrhotite radiating Rasvumchorr replaced rischorrite rischorrite at Mt segregations Semi-transparent sodalite sphalerite spherulites Streak white tabular thin titanite transmitted light Transparent urtite at Mt vein in urtite villiaumite voids X-ray Powder Pattern yellow Yuksporr zone