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
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||36° 10' North , 70° 49' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||36.16667,70.81667|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
Lapis lazuli-bearing skarn zones, up to 300 m long and 8 m thick, hosted in Archean gneiss, carbonaceous marble, calciphyre and crystalline schist that were intruded by alaskite granite and mafic dykes.
The deposit is worked by several mines which are numbered. Ladjuar Medam is a generic name which just means "lapis lazuli mine". Thus, it may refer to any of the mines in this area.
Located in Kuran Wa Munjan District.
Can see a photo report of these mines here:
See article on mining lapis lazuli at Sar-e-Sang in the 1830's.
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34 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 4 erroneous literature entries.
Rock Types Recorded
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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2800 - 3200 Ma
Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)
Reference: Doebrich, J.L., R.R. Wahl et al. Geologic and mineral resource map of Afghanistan. isbn: 9781411318038. USGS Open-File Report 2006-1038. 
Localities in this Region
- Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province)