Mindat Logo

Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan; Lapis-lazuli Mine; Lapis-lazuli deposit), Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province), Afghanistan
This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.

Photo: google
Latitude: 36°10'N
Longitude: 70°49'E
 
 
Lapis lazuli-bearing skarn zones, up to 300 m long and 8 m thick, hosted in Archean gneiss, carbonaceous marble, calciphyre and crystalline schist that were intruded by alaskite granite and mafic dykes.

The deposit is worked by several mines which are numbered. Ladjuar Medam is a generic name which just means "lapis lazuli mine". Thus, it may refer to any of the mines in this area.

Located in Kuran Wa Munjan District.

Can see a photo report of these mines here:
http://www.philippoupin.fr/asie-2/lapis-lazuli-lor-bleu-afghan/

See article on mining lapis lazuli at Sar-e-Sang in the 1830's.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Aegirine
Afghanite (TL)
Albite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anhydrite
Anorthite
'Biotite'
Calcite
Chlorapatite
Chondrodite
Clinohumite
Colusite
Cordierite
Corundum
Diopside
Dolomite
Dravite
Fluorapatite
Fluoro-richterite
Forsterite
'Garnet'
Gedrite
Grossular
Haüyne
var: Lazurite (TL)
Hedenbergite
Hydroxylclinohumite
'K Feldspar'
Kyanite
'Lapis Lazuli'
Magnetite
Marialite
Molybdenite
Monticellite
Muscovite
Nepheline
Nosean
'Olivine'
Omphacite
Phlogopite
Potassic-fluoro-richterite ?
Pyrite
Quartz
Richterite
Sapphirine
'Scapolite'
Sodalite
var: Hackmanite
'Sodalite Group'
Spinel
Sulphur
Talc
Titanite
Winchite
Wurtzite


71 entries listed. 41 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral). 1 type locality (other). 4 erroneous literature entries.

Localities in this Region

Afghanistan

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

- Maiorov, A.N., Suderkin, A.I., and Krepoy, M.E. (1965): Report by the Survey and Prospecting Team on the results obtained in 1963-1964 at the lapis-lazuli occurrences of Afghanistan. Kabul, Rec. Off., DGMS, 1965.
- Bariand, P., Cesbron, F. & Giraud, R. (1968): Une nouvelle espèce minérale: l`afghanite de Sar-e-sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. Comparaison avec les minéraux du groupe de la cancrinite. Bulletin de la Société Francaise de Minéralogie et Christallographie. 91:34-42
- Guastoni, A. & Demartin, F. (2002): Hervorragender Neufund: Tiefblaue-Afghanit-Kristalle von Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. Lapis 27 (6), 22-23.
- Peters, S.G., Ludington, S.D., Orris, G.J., Sutphin, D.M., and Bliss, J.D., eds. (2007): Preliminary Non-Fuel Mineral Resource Assessment of Afghanistan. USGS Open–File Report 07-1214.
- Weiss, S. (2009): Nepehlin statt Skapolith- die schönsten Kristalle aus Afghanistan! Lapis 34 (12): 6
- Parodi, G.C., Ferraris, C., Pont, S., Miska, S., Farges, F. & Camara, F. (2010): Wurtzite-2H manganesifera di Lajur Madana, Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Koksha Valley, Afghanistan. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/2010, 110-112.
- Moore, T.P.,Woodside, R.M.W. (2014): The Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines, Kuran Wa Munjan district, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record 45 (3), 280-336.

Mineral and/or Locality  
Search Google  
Copyright © Jolyon Ralph and Ida Chau 1993-2014. Site Map. Locality, mineral & photograph data are the copyright of the individuals who submitted them. Site hosted & developed by Jolyon Ralph. Mindat.org is an online information resource dedicated to providing free mineralogical information to all. Mindat relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters. Mindat does not offer minerals for sale. If you would like to add information to improve the quality of our database, then click here to register.
Current server date and time: October 23, 2014 20:37:26 Page generated: October 22, 2014 08:27:57
Mineral and Locality Search
Mineral:
and/or Locality:
Options
Fade toolbar when not in focusFix toolbar to bottom of page
Hide Social Media Links
Slideshow frame delay seconds