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Mawi pegmatite, Nilaw-Kolum pegmatite field, Du Ab District, Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan
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Latitude: 35°12'7"N
Longitude: 70°20'9"E
 
 
A gem pegmatite. Located in the Mawi valley, a small western branch of the Kolum valley.


NOTE: The USGS report lists wrong coordinates for this locality.

Mineral List

Albite
Beryl
var: Aquamarine

var: Morganite
Cassiterite
'Columbite'
Elbaite
Lepidolite
Microcline
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
Nanpingite
Pollucite
Quartz
Spessartine
Spodumene
Spodumene
var: Kunzite

Stibiotantalite
Tantalite-(Mn)
Topaz
'Tourmaline'


20 entries listed. 15 valid minerals.

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References

- Bariand, P. and Poullen, J.F. (1978). Famous mineral localities: The pegmatites of Laghman - Nuristan - Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record. 9: 301-308.
- Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.

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