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Encyclopedia > Verkhoyansk Mountains

Verkhoyansk Range, mountain chain, ca. 1000 km (600 m.) long, in the Sakha Republic. It forms a vast arc between the Lena and Aldan rivers to the west and the Yana River to the east. It rises to ca. 2,480 m (8,150 ft) in the south. There are coal, silver, lead, and zinc deposits. The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Саха́ (Яку́тия); Yakut: Саха Республиката) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... The Lena River ( Russian: Ле́на) in Siberia is the 10th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest watershed. ... The Aldan River is the second-longest tributary of the Lena River in eastern Siberia. ... The Yana River (Яна in Russian), a river in Sakha in Russia, located between the Lena to the west and the Indigirka to the east. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish white Atomic mass 207. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... Main article deposit (bank) A deposit is a specific sum of money taken and held on account, by a bank as a service provided for its clients. ...

The world's lowest temperatures for inhabited places have been recorded in this region, and there is quite deep snow cover for most of the year. During the Last Glacial Maximum the range contained extensive glaciers, and the scenery in the summer is typical of "alpine" mountains. Temperature is the physical property of a system which underlies the common notions of hot and cold; the material with the higher temperature is said to be hotter. ... The Last Glacial Maximum refers to the time of maximum extent of the ice sheets during the last glaciation, approximately 21 thousand years ago. ... This article is about the geographical formation. ...

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Yana River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
In the Verkhoyansk area, it stays frozen to the bottom for 70-110 days, and partly frozen for 220 days of the year.
There are approximately 40,000 lakes in the Yana basin, including both alpine lakes formed from glaciation in the Verkhoyansk Mountains (lowland were always too dry for glaciation) and overflow lakes on the marshy plains in the north of the basin.
Verkhoyansk, Batagay, Ust-Kuyga, Nizhneyansk are the main ports on the Yana.
Dzhugdzhur Mountains (137 words)
The Dzhugdzhur Mountains are a mountain range in the far east of Siberia tht run along the entire northwest coast of the Sea of Okhotsk.
In the east mountains emerge from the Stanovoi Range and run northeast for some 1500 kilomteres before spliting three ways into the Cherskiy Mountains, Verkhoyansk Mountains, and Gydan Mountains.
The mountains are quite deserted, the one exception being hte gold mines that have operated in the range since the 1920s.
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