Ilmensky Mountains

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The Ilmensky Mountains
Highest point
PeakMount Ilmentau
Elevation754 m (2,474 ft)
Coordinates54°58′N 60°07′E / 54.967°N 60.117°E / 54.967; 60.117Coordinates: 54°58′N 60°07′E / 54.967°N 60.117°E / 54.967; 60.117
Length28 km (17 mi)
Width15 km (9.3 mi)
The Ilmensky Mountains is located in Russia
The Ilmensky Mountains
The Ilmensky Mountains
OblastsChelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk
Age of rockCarboniferous

The Ilmensky Mountains (Russian: Ильменские горы, romanized: Il'menskiye gory) are located in the Southern Urals in the Chelyabinsk Oblast on the administrative territory of Miass in Chebarkulsky and Argayashsky districts. They are on the Tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[1]

They are famous for their precious (like topaz and beryl) and semi-precious stones, such as amazonite and rare metals, found in pegmatites and nepheline syenites. Now most part of Ilmensky Mountains are inside strict Ilmen Nature Reserve and all mining activities there are prohibited.


  1. ^ "UNESCO Tentative List Ilmensky Mountains". UNESCO. Retrieved March 16, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)