The Khibiny massif is together with the Lovozero massif probably on of the best known mineral sites of Russia. Both localities are globally unique. Both are nepheline-syenite intrusions and thought to be outcrops of a single large intrusion. Khibiny and Lovozero have the same age and roughly the same composition. The Khibiny massif is located on central Kola. The large horseshoe like mountain range lays between Lake Imandra in the west and lake Umbozero in the east. Most mining activity developed in the south and southeastern part of the massif. No surprise most infrastructure can be found there around the towns of Apatity, Kirovsky, Titan and Koashva.