Kola Peninsula

August, 2011

01 Kirovsk road sign
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02 Church in Kirovsk
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03 Dr. Igor V. Pekov, our local guide
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04 Hackmann valley, Khibiny
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05 Pegmatite in Hackmann valley
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06 Mine near Kirovsk
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07 In the mining museum (Kirovsk)
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08 Koashva open pit apatite mine, Khibiny
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09 Truck in the Koashva mine
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10 In the Koashva apatite mine
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11 Villiaumite and pectolite from Koashva
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12 Khibiny - on the way to mount Kukisvumchorr
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13 Rift in the central Khibiny
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14 Inna S. Lykova, co-guide
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15 In central Khibiny
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16 Spectacular dark blue sapphire (large crystal 1 cm) and pink sodalith in fenite, Khibiny
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17 Old mine near Kirovsk
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18 Near Afrikanda
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19 Hunting for perovskite, Afrikanda
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20 Northerly summer weather in the Lovozero
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21 Lovozero flora
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22 Creek crossing in the northern Lovozero
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23 Alkaline pegmatite - eudialyte and feldspar twins
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24 Khibiny behind Lake Umbozero
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25 On the way home - polar circle in Rovaniemi, Finland
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