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Sayan Mountains

A range of mountains in southern Siberia to the west of Lake Baikal; contain important mineral deposits.

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... England, is mentioned for the first time by Dr. Merret in 1667, as containing a useful mineral peculiar to England. Very rich graphite seams have been found during recent decades, both at the mouth of the Yenisej (Sidoroff's graphite quarry) and at a spur of the Sayan mountains in the southern part of Siberia (Alibert's graphite quarry), and these discoveries have played a certain role in the recent history of the exploration of the ...
— The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II • A.E. Nordenskieold

Words linked to "Sayan Mountains" :   range, range of mountains, mountain chain, Siberia, chain, chain of mountains, mountain range

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