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Jegdalek ruby deposit (Jagdalek; Jagdalak; Jagdalik), Surobi District (Sorobi District), Kabul, Afghanistani
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Jegdalek ruby deposit (Jagdalek; Jagdalak; Jagdalik)Deposit
Surobi District (Sorobi District)District
KabulProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 25' 59'' North , 69° 49' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.43333,69.81667
GeoHash:G#: tw1eusquw
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ḩukūmatī Azrah12,526 (2018)32.9km
Mehtar Lām17,345 (2018)44.6km
Tagāb6,400 (2018)49.3km


Corundum deposit, hosted in calcite-dolomite marble, which is up to 2,000 m thick. The deposit is worked by about 20 mines, from more than 2,000 open pits and trenches. The ore field also includes skarns and muscovite-bearing pegmatites. It is located in the western part of the Surkh-Rod pegmatite field.

The grid reference is centered on the deposit area.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Margarite
Formula: CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Margarite9.EC.30CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Margarite71.2.2c.1CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
var: Sapphire-Al2O3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O CorundumAl2O3
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
SiSilicon
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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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Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3193179
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 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]

Orosirian - Rhyacian
1800 - 2300 Ma



ID: 2148705
Middle Paleoproterozoic marble and gneiss

Age: Paleoproterozoic (1800 - 2300 Ma)

Description: marble and biotite and garnet-staurolite-biotite gneiss; schist, quartzite, amphibolite

Lithology: Marble and gneiss

Reference: Doebrich, J.L., R.R. Wahl et al. Geologic and mineral resource map of Afghanistan. isbn: 9781411318038. USGS Open-File Report 2006-1038. [28]

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

References

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Orris, G.J. and Bliss, J.D. (2002) Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.
Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008) Marble-hosted ruby deposits from Central and Southeast Asia: Towards a new genetic model. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.

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