Salair Ridge sələēr´ [key], range, c.200 mi (320 km) long, E Siberian Russia. Extending along the northern border of the Altai Territory, it rises to more than 2,000 ft (610 m) and forms the western edge of the Kuznetsk Basin; to the south it merges with the Kuznetsk Alatau range. The Salair Ridge has iron, lead, silver, and zinc deposits.
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