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Dache (Dassu; Dasu; Haramosh-Dassu; Dacha), Haramosh Mts., Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistani
Regional Level Types
Dache (Dassu; Dasu; Haramosh-Dassu; Dacha)- not defined -
Haramosh Mts.- not defined -
Gilgit DistrictDistrict
Gilgit-BaltistanTerritory
PakistanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 58' 47'' North , 74° 43' 45'' East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~0km
Köppen climate type:


A village approximately 10 km NE of Hanuchal, and 10 km north of Shengus along the Indus River. Numerous complex granitic pegmatites in the area. Not to be confused with the Dache in the Astor valley, or the Dassu village in the Shigar Valley, Skardu District.

Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent
The Himalayas, AsiaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Hydroxylherderite
Formula: CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Reference: Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Locations of Northern Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hydroxylherderite8.BA.10CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Hydroxylherderite41.5.4.2CaBe(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)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
SiSilicon
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
PPhosphorus
P HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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