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Chitral, Chitral District (Chitral valley), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistani
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Chitral- not defined -
Chitral District (Chitral valley)District
Khyber PakhtunkhwaProvince
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Latitude & Longitude:
36° North , 72° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~157km


Not been there by myself. Been said the aquamarine mines are located close to Chitral town, Southward. Chitral District, N.W.F.P., Pakistan (Aymeric Longi comment).

Coordinates are those of the southern margin of Chitral town, obtained from Google Earth.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Habit: prisms
Colour: very deep blue
Description: superb cristals, totally different from what can be found in Northern areas or Afghanistan. unique color.
Reference: Jan, M. Q., & Kazmi, A. H. (2008). Gemstones of Northern Pakistan and their plate tectonic configuration. Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 25, pp. 43–46
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Habit: prisms
Colour: very deep blue
Description: superb cristals, totally different from what can be found in Northern areas or Afghanistan. unique color.
Reference: Jan, M. Q., & Kazmi, A. H. (2008). Gemstones of Northern Pakistan and their plate tectonic configuration. Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 25, pp. 43–46
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: http://www.paksearch.com/page/2000/is50/GEMS.htm
Getchellite
Formula: AsSbS3
Reference: Ikram Mineralogy (Wholly owned & manage by Ikram Nature Exploration (Pvt) Ltd).
'Mica Group'
Reference: seen by myself
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Ikram Mineralogy (Wholly owned & manage by Ikram Nature Exploration (Pvt) Ltd).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: seen by myself, what else can I say ?!!
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: http://www.paksearch.com/page/2000/is50/GEMS.htm
Spodumene var: Kunzite
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: http://www.paksearch.com/page/2000/is50/GEMS.htm
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: http://www.paksearch.com/page/2000/is50/GEMS.htm
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: http://www.paksearch.com/page/2000/is50/GEMS.htm
Väyrynenite
Formula: Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Reference: Meixner & Paar (1976): Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 143, 309-318.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Getchellite2.FA.35AsSbS3
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Väyrynenite8.BA.05Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
var: Kunzite9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Mica Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Getchellite2.11.1.2AsSbS3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Väyrynenite41.5.4.3Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
'Mica Group'-
Spodumene
var: Kunzite
-LiAlSi2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
LiLithium
Li Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
O VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
AlAluminium
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
PPhosphorus
P VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
SSulfur
S OrpimentAs2S3
S GetchelliteAsSbS3
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
AsArsenic
As OrpimentAs2S3
As GetchelliteAsSbS3
SbAntimony
Sb GetchelliteAsSbS3

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