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JOURNAL: No. 1(33) 2019, p. 106-117

HEADING: Study and development of nature resources of the Arctic

AUTHORS: Volkov, A.V., Galyamov, A.L., Lobanov, K.V.

ORGANIZATIONS: Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of RAS

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2019-1-106-117

UDC: 553.44:553.061

The article was received on: 30.10.2018

Keywords: deposit, diamonds, metallogeny, mineral wealth, prospects of the Arctic zone of Russia, strategic metals, fosfates, Circum-Arctic belt

Bibliographic description: Volkov, A.V., Galyamov, A.L., Lobanov, K.V. The mineral wealth of the Circum-Arctic Belt. Arctic: ecology and economy, 2019, no. 1(33), pp. 106-117. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2019-1-106-117. (In Russian).


On the basis of spatial and statistical GIS analysis the article assesses the prospects for the development of strategic metals resources in the Circum-Arctic Belt (CAB). Despite the centuries-old history of mining operations, the CAB mineral wealth contains still sufficient mineral raw resources. However, Ni, Cu, MG, Di, P2O5, Zn, Pb, Au, Ag, Fe — ores, Ti, etc. are currently of the greatest importance for the mining industry in the CAB. The obtained results are based on the most complete database compiled for deposits of various mineral types of the Russian and foreign Arctic.The analysis showed that the current state of the mineral resource base of the CAB is quite satisfactory and ensures sustainable development of the countries’ economies within it. The same assessment can be made for individual CAB sectors. The mining industry, despite environmental problems, has significant development prospects in almost all CAB sectors and in particular, in the Arctic zone of Russia.

Finance info: Работа выполнена при финансовой поддержке РФФИ (грант № 18-05-70001) «Изучение геологических и геодинамических обстановок формирования крупных месторождений стратегических металлов Арктической зоны России: выводы для прогнозирования и поисков новых месторождений».


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