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Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain; "Shinwaro"), Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North-West Frontier Province), Pakistan
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Detailed Mineral List:
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Albite
Formula: NaAlSi3O8
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Astrophyllite
Formula: (K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)7Ti2Si8O24(O,OH)7
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © Aymeric. Astrophyllite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Baotite
Formula: Ba4(Ti,Nb)8Si4O28Cl
Colour: black-greenish yellow
Description: A very small number of crystals were found by Herb Obodda at Zagi Mountain, though these examples rival those from the species' type locality at Baotou
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: Baotite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)(CO3)F
Colour: Reddish brown, with occaisional astrophylliite inclusions.
Description: Some of the best bastnaesite-(Ce) crystals to date have been found at Zagi Mountain, with some prismatic samples reaching 6-7 cm in length, though the average size is less than 1 inch.
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © C.Mercer. Bastnäsite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Bastnäsite-(La)
Formula: (La,Ce)(CO3)F
Reference: Herb Obodda
Eudidymite
Formula: Na2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: Fluorite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Gadolinite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Reference: RUFF
Photo: © . Gadolinite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Gadolinite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Reference: Herb Obodda
Photo: Gadolinite-(Y) from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Genthelvite
Formula: Zn4(Be3Si3O12)S
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Genthelvite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: TVM Specimen
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Hematite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Hingganite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Reference: Ikram Mineralogy
Photo: Hingganite-(Y) from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © Michael C. Roarke. Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
'Limonite'
Formula: FeO(OH) · nH2O
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: Limonite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
'Mica Group'
Reference: Aymeric Longi obtained a genthelvite specimen, which bears eroded crystal of some mica.
Microcline
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © C.Mercer. Microcline from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La,Nd,Th)(PO4)
Reference: Herb Obodda
Photo: © . Monazite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Orthoclase
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Specimen in my collection
Photo: © TVM . Orthoclase from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Parisite-(Ce)
Formula: Ca(Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © Aymeric. Parisite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © C.Mercer. Quartz from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Rhabdophane-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)(PO4) · H2O
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: Rhabdophane-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © Nik Nikiforou. Riebeckite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: Rutile from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Thorite
Formula: (Th,U)SiO4
Description: Only one crystal has been found and identified at Zagi Mountain, as of June 2004.
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © C.Mercer. Titanite from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
'Xenotime'
Reference: gemdat.org
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Description: Crystals to 6 cm have been found at Zagi Mountain, some displaying the ability to change color when displayed in natural or incandescent light.
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Xenotime-(Y) from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Zircon
Formula: ZrSiO4
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Photo: © Weinrich Minerals, Inc.. Zircon from Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan


30 entries listed. 27 valid minerals.

References

- Obodda, H.P. and Leavens, P.B. (2004): "Zagi mountain - Northwest frontier province, Pakistan." The Mineralogical Record, 35(3), 205-220.

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