Medieval stone mines on producing of millstones for milling gold ore of the Ziaedinsky mountains
On a topographical basis of scale 1:25000, in 600 m north 240º west from altitude 781,0 two quarries are indicated.
Here following objects can be noted:
• “AYAZ KALA”, “KURGASHINKALA”
It is located in the Navoi area, on the Southwest end of the Yuzhny Nuratau Mountains.
In 1968 it was shown as a unique object on the fifth all-union paleoecology and lithology session. Analogues, at least, within the Asian continent are not known.
Fragment of overall view of the Main Quarry and dumps of southern slope of Ziaetdinsky mountains drifted in silicious-micaceous shale of katarmayskaya suite, presumably Proterozoic - PR (?) kt.
The pioneer of deposit - A.D.Arkhangelsky, in 1919.
The site is located in the western part of the Mynbulakskaya hollow and represents system of canyons, with area of 30 km2, composed of various detritus (from clay to conglomerates) of Late Cretaceous terrigenous sediments, sedimentation conditions...