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Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
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The Shigar River is a tributary to the Indus River, joining at the town of Skardu. The Basha and Braldu rivers are northern tributaries of the Shigar. Numerous complex granitic pegmatites and a few alpine-cleft metamorphic deposits are found in the Shigar Valley and its tributaries. Shigar Valley contains the Main Karokoram Thrust separating the metasediments (chlorite to amphibolite grade) on the Asian plate from the southern volcanoclastic rocks of the Kohistan-Ladakh island arc.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Actinolite
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
Allanite-(Ce)
Almandine
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'
Amphibole Supergroup
var: Byssolite
Andradite ?
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Axinite-(Fe)
Baryte
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
Beryl
var: Goshenite

Calcite
Cassiterite
'Clay'
Clinochlore
Clinozoisite
Columbite-(Fe)
Diopside
Dolomite
Elbaite
Epidote
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Fluornatromicrolite
'Garnet'
Gypsum
Hematite
Herderite ?
'Herderite-Hydroxylherderite Series'
Hydroxylherderite
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

'Mica Group'
Microcline
Muscovite
Orthoclase
Prehnite
Quartz
Rutile
'Sagenite'
'Scapolite Group'
Scheelite
Schorl
Siderite
Spessartine
Tantalite-(Mn)
Titanite
Topaz
Tremolite
Triplite
Vesuvianite
Zircon
Zoisite


70 entries listed. 44 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

- Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C. (1997): A Guide to the Mineral Localities of the Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.
-Ikram Mineralogy information
-Hassam, Muhammad (2007) Mineralogy and Geochemistry of gemstones and the gemstone-bearing pegmatites in the Shigar Valley of Skardu, Northern Areas of Pakistan. PhD thesis, Peshawar University

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