Sayan Mountains

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Sayan Mountains

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(Placename) a mountain range in S central Russia, in S Siberia. Highest peak: Munku-Sardyk, 3437 m (11 457 ft)

Sa•yan′ Moun′tains

a mountain range in the S Russian Federation in central Asia. Highest peak, 11,447 ft. (3490 m).
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Noun1.Sayan Mountains - a range of mountains in southern Siberia to the west of Lake Baikal; contain important mineral deposits
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
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Magmatic deposits of ilmenite and zircon and ilmenite-titano-magnetite ores have been discovered in Karelia (Pudozh), Kola Peninsula (Elet-Ozero), Urals (Kushva group), eastern Sayan (Lysanov and Maly Tagul).
In eastern Sayan, a new goldfield has been found with the large Zun-Kholbin and numerous medium-sized and minor deposits.
Two opportunities exist to increase resources; a careful assessment of platinum occurrence in ultrabasic rock masses (western Tuva, eastern Sayan, Koryakia) and a detailed study of platinum in black shale sequences, particularly in those locations where the association of platinum with gold mineralisation has already been revealed.

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