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Kandahar gold mine, Kandahar District, Kandahar, Afghanistani
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Kandahar gold mineMine
Kandahar DistrictDistrict
KandaharProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° North , 65° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~22km
Locality type:


Gold-bearing quartz veins, hosted in Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous carbonates and basic volcanic rocks. The deposit was mined in the past.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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Orris, G.J., Bliss, J.D. (2002) Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandahar
Wikidata ID:Q45604


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