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Jegdalek ruby deposit (Jagdalek; Jagdalak; Jagdalik), Surobi District (Sorobi District), Kabol Province (Kabul Province), Afghanistan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 26' North , 69° 49' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.43333,69.81667
GeoHash:G#: tw1eusquw
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


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.


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9 valid minerals.

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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]

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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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