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Dark Brown Sediments Around Anzhu Islands, Russia

75.5N 135.7E

November 10th, 2010 Category: Sediments

Russia - September 7th, 2010

Dark brown sediments surround the Anzhu Islands (or Anjou Islands), a geographical subgroup of the New Siberian Islands archipelago. They are located between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in the Russian Arctic. The total area of the islands is approx. 29,000 kmĀ².

The main islands of the Anzhu subgroup are (from west to east): Belkovsky Island, then the whole formed by Kotelny, Bunge Land (the lighter brown area near the center) and Faddeyevsky, and finally New Siberia. Not part of the subgroup but visible to its south are Little Lyakhovsky Island (smaller) and Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island (larger, south of the former).

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