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Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

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Detailed Mineral List:
Albite
Formula: NaAlSi3O8
Reference: ExtraLapis No. 24 Pakistan & Afghanistan
Albite var: Pericline
Reference: Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
'Axinite Group'
Reference: Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: 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.
Photo: © 2003, Jesse Fisher. Beryl from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Photo: © FRANCO LAZZARI. Aquamarine from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: ExtraLapis No. 24 Pakistan & Afghanistan
Photo: Calcite from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca2Ca3(PO4)3F
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Ghumar Bakhoor. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (4): 67-77
Photo: © Mark Mauthner. Fluorapatite from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: 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.
Photo: © Kiyoshi Kiikuni. Fluorite from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Herderite ?
Formula: CaBePO4(F,OH)
Description: No data available. Certainly erroneous.
Reference: ExtraLapis No. 24 Pakistan & Afghanistan
Hydroxylherderite
Formula: CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Reference: various added photos
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Microcline
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: 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.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Collectors Edge specimen
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: 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.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: ExtraLapis No. 24 Pakistan & Afghanistan


15 entries listed. 11 valid minerals.

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.
- Appiani, R. (2006). Fluorite. Nuovo ed eccezionale ritrovamento al Chumar Bakhoor, in Pakistan. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30 (4), 250-253.
- Appiani, R. (2007): Pink Fluorite from an exceptional new find at Chumar Bakhoor, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 38 (2): 95-100
- Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Ghumar Bakhoor. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (4): 67-77

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