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Golconda Mines, Golconda, Hyderabad District, Telangana, Indiai
Regional Level Types
Golconda MinesGroup of Mines
Golconda- not defined -
Hyderabad DistrictDistrict
Telangana- not defined -
IndiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 22' 59'' North , 78° 24' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 17.38313,78.40616
GeoHash:G#: tepfbht85
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hyderabad3,597,816 (2014)5.3km
Kūkatpalli341,709 (2014)11.3km
Gaddi Annaram53,622 (2014)12.7km
Bālāpur8,280 (2014)12.8km
Quthbullapur225,816 (2014)14.2km


Ancient diamond mining area.
Several of the most famous and largest diamonds known came from here.

Regions containing this locality

Indian Plate (India Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Alam, I. (2000). Diamond Mining and Trade in South India in the Seventeenth Century. The Medieval History Journal, 3(2), 291-310.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC

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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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3191078
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Morris, N. (2005) Diamonds and other gems. Appleseed Editions Ltd, East Sussex.


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