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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

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
Group 1 - Elements
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Group 9 - Silicates
'Afghanite' (TL)9.FB.05(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
'Anorthite' ?9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
'Clinohumite' ?9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
var: Lazurite (TL)9.FB.10Na6 Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Muscovite ?9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nosean9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4) · H2O
Potassic-fluoro-richterite ?9.DE.20{K}{CaNa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(F,OH)2
Winchite ?9.DE.20☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Andradite-Grossular Series'-
'K Feldspar'-KAlSi3O8
'Lapis Lazuli'-
'Sodalite Group'-

13 valid minerals. 4 erroneous literature entries.


- 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.W.M., (2014): The Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines, Kuran Wa Munjan district, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record 45 (3), 280-336.

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