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Bidkin Well, Bidkin, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, Indiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
19° 42' 18'' North , 75° 15' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Aurangabad1,016,441 (2014)20.8km
Daulatābād10,000 (2017)26.1km
Gangāpur24,118 (2014)26.7km
Paithan37,360 (2014)28.5km
Pīpri23,047 (2014)29.9km


From large cavities discovered in 2006 at the bottom of a well. Located in the small town of Bidkin some 25 km from the old city of Aurangabad.

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
Indian Plate (India Plate)Tectonic Plate
Deccan Traps, IndiaLarge Igneous Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apophyllite'
Habit: Divergent sprays
Colour: Green
Reference: Muhammed F. Makki & Sami Makki, "Green apophyllite from Bidkin, Aurangabad, India", Mineralogical Record Vol. 39, No. 4 (July - August) 2008 pp 267-273
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: rhombohedral
Reference: Muhammed F. Makki & Sami Makki, "Green apophyllite from Bidkin, Aurangabad, India", Mineralogical Record Vol. 39, No. 4 (July - August) 2008 pp 267-273
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Keith Compton collection
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: various added photos - Muhammed F. Makki & Sami Makki, "Green apophyllite from Bidkin, Aurangabad, India", Mineralogical Record Vol. 39, No. 4 (July - August) 2008 pp 267-273. This reference does not specify the variety of apophyllite, however the majority from Aurangabad appear to be Fluorapophyllite-(K).
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Muhammed F. Makki & Sami Makki, "Green apophyllite from Bidkin, Aurangabad, India", Mineralogical Record Vol. 39, No. 4 (July - August) 2008 pp 267-273
Stilbite-Na ?
Formula: (Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
Reference: -various added photos - The reference of Muhammed F. Makki & Sami Makki, "Green apophyllite from Bidkin, Aurangabad, India", Mineralogical Record Vol. 39, No. 4 (July - August) 2008 pp 267-273 does not provide clarification as to the variety of Stilbite from here. I don't believe that there is a confirmed analysis of Stlbite-Na from here (Keith Compton).
'Stilbite subgroup'
Habit: tiny leafy crystals
Colour: Pink
Reference: Muhammed F. Makki & Sami Makki, "Green apophyllite from Bidkin, Aurangabad, India", Mineralogical Record Vol. 39, No. 4 (July - August) 2008 pp 267-273

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Celadonite9.EC.15K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Stilbite-Na ?9.GE.10(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Celadonite71.2.2a.6K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
Stilbite-Na ?-(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
H Stilbite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
O Stilbite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
FFluorine
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na Stilbite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Stilbite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si Stilbite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
KPotassium
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
K Stilbite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca Stilbite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6-7[Al8Si28O72] · nH2O
FeIron
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2

Regional Geology

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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Paleogene - Cretaceous
23.03 - 145 Ma



ID: 3188379
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (23.03 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Deccan Trap

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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