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32 International Conference on Alkaline Magmatism of the Earth and Related Strategic Metal Deposits, will be held from August 7 to August 14, 2015 at the Geological Institute of the Kola Science Center RAS (address 14, Fersman Str., Apatity, Murmansk region, Russia).


The Institute, established in 1951, is known worldwide for its contributions to the study of alkaline, ultramafic and mafic rocks of the Kola Peninsula and of its mineral deposits, including the giant deposits of igneous apatite at Khibiny, of loparite and eudialyte at Lovozero, and complex Fe-Zr-P ores at Kovdor.

Please, note that Geological institute,  is a sensitive site. For make a special permission to foreign citizens, we ask you to fill special questionnaire. File "vizit_form.doc" you will receive  by e-mail.


Apatity  is a town located between Lake Imandra and the Khibiny Mountains, 23 km west of Kirovsk and 185 km south of Murmansk. The town is named after mineral apatite, the raw mineral used in the production of phosphorus mineral fertilizers and perspective REE source. Apatity (population ~57 905) was founded in 1926 as the hub of apatite mining and mineral research in the Kola Peninsula.


Apatity is the largest scientific centre within the Arctic Circle with including nine institutes of Russian Academy of Science; the Kola Scientific Centre of the Academy of Sciences with Geological, Mining, Chemical, Technology of Rare Elements and the Mineral Resources Institutes. Specially during the last decade, Apatity has grown into a significant educational centre of Murmansk region with opened branches of many Russian institutions of higher education. The Kola Science Centre was founded in 1930 by A.E. Fersman as the Khibiny Alpine Station of the USSR Academy of Sciences.


Coming to the town of Apatity, you can be sure: here you will see a magnificent view on forest open spaces and the majestic Khibiny Mountains which are the center of the Russian and international mountain skiing and tourism. Also you will take pleasure in them walking on forest footpaths.


Museum of Investigation and Development History of the European North of Russia (International Cultural Center of KSC RAS);

Museum of regional studies and history (municipal);

Geological museum (KSC RAS);

Mineralogical museum (The Institute of Geology KSC RAS) Special permission is required.


Kirovsk - is a neighbor town located at the spurs of the Khibiny Mountains on the shores of the Lake Bolshoy Vudyavr. There are lot of buses between two towns (approx. 20 min).

 Kirovsk - the mining industry centre. The "Apatit" mining and beneficiation complex, which has given life to the city, consists of four mines, two concentrating factories, railway and motor transportation shops, auxiliary divisions. The main type of products – an apatite concentrate which is a sourse of phosphorus (P2O5 content > 35.7%) and REE. The main consumers of production are the Russian and foreign superphosphate factories.

Additionally "Apatit" makes a nepheline concentrate which is used for receiving aluminum, potassium, sodium, production of textiles, faience, fertilizer of sour soils; the titanite concentrate used for production of titanic whitewash and the metal titan.


More information abour Kirovsk


Museum in Kirovsk

The Kola Peninsula: Geography, History and Resources

Kola Peninsula maps