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Petaw Mine, Shah Wali Kot District, Kandahar, Afghanistani
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Petaw MineMine
Shah Wali Kot DistrictDistrict
KandaharProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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32° 9' 31'' North , 65° 41' 39'' East
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Coarsely crystalline quartz vein with minor smoky topaz, hosted in Oligocene granite. The vein is 500 m long and up to 2.5 m thick. It has been mined in the past.

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
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 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
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

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
OOxygen
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2

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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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