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Hajigak Fe-Pb-Ag deposit, Shibar District, Bamian Province (Bamyan Province; Bamiyan Province), Afghanistan

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Volcano-sedimentary iron deposit with hydrothermal-metasomatic overprinting, occurring in ferrugineous Proterozoic quartzites.

The largest iron deposit in the Middle East, with indicated reserves of 100 million tons of iron ore grading at 61.3% Fe, and inferred reserves of more than 2 billion tons of ore grading at 68.7% Fe.

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- Kusov, I.K., Smirnov, M.S., and Reshetnyak, V.B. (1965) Report on the results of survey and prospecting for iron ores in Central Afghanistan with the reserves assessment of the Hajigak deposit in 1963-1964. Kabul, Rec. Off. DGMS, 1965.
- Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Industries AFG/03058, Project Document for Feasibility of Hajigak, Khish, Zerak-Sia Jar and Furmurgh Iron Ore Reserves.
- Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.

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