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Kiran, Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province), Afghanistan

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° North , 71° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~57km
Köppen climate type:Dsc : Dry-summer subarctic climate


This place cannot be located with certainty. Kiran is possibly a generic name which actually refers to the Sar-e Sang deposit, since it is occasionally used as an alternative spelling of the district capital Kuran (or, Kuran wa Munjan), which is located only a few kilometers south of Sar-e Sang. It is probably a settlement where miners live and sell specimens from other localities.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Hackmanite'
Formula: Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Haüyne
Formula: (Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Reference: Mountain Minerals specimen
'Lazurite'
Formula: Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Reference: Mountain Minerals specimen
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Specinmen obtained from Dudlet Blauwet and now in my personal collection.
Richterite
Formula: {Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Richard Dale collection & earlier mindat photos
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Winchite
Formula: ☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Frank Hawthorne

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
'Haüyne'9.FB.10(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
'Lazurite'9.FB.10Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
'Phlogopite'9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Richterite'9.DE.20{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Sodalite'9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
'Winchite' ?9.DE.20☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hackmanite'-Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Richterite66.1.3b.9{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Winchite ?66.1.3b.1☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Haüyne76.2.3.3(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
'Lazurite'76.2.3.4Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Sodalite76.2.3.1Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hackmanite'-Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
OOxygen
O HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
O Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
O LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
O Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Na Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Na LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Na Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Na SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Na Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Al Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Al LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Al Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Si Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Si LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Si Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
S Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
S LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
ClChlorine
Cl HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Cl Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Cl LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Cl SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
KPotassium
K Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Ca LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Ca Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2

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