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Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistani
Regional Level Types
Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan DistrictsGroup of Regions
BadakhshanProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude:
37° North , 71° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~307km
Locality type:
Group of Regions


Many of the localities reported for the Kokcha valley, which trends in a south-north direction through both of these districts, are rather obscure (some of the names are probably misspelled) and cannot be located with certainty except that they must be located in either Khash or Kuran Wa Murjan District, when all available information is taken into account. For instance, the geological map of Afghanistan indicates that the marbles, which form the matrix of many specimens, do not occur anywhere else in the Kokcha valley.

Therefore, the two districts have been merged into a single entry.
The two districts are separated by some 60 km.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

7 valid minerals. 3 erroneous literature entries.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Reference: http://rruff.info/hydroxylclinohumite/display=default/
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Dudley Blauwet priv. comm.(2008), RWMW collection
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Description: This material started life as erroneously labelled 'Chondrodite', then analysed as 'Clinohumite' more careful analysis http://rruff.info/hydroxylclinohumite/display=default/ gives Hydroxylclinohumite
Reference: Dudley Blauwet priv. comm.(2008), RWMW collection http://rruff.info/hydroxylclinohumite/display=default/
'Hackmanite'
Formula: Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Haüyne
Formula: (Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Reference: Mountain Minerals specimen
Hydroxylclinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
Habit: monoblinic prisms
Colour: dark red
Fluorescence: none
Description: This material started life as erroneously labelled 'Chondrodite', then analysed as 'Clinohumite' more careful analysis http://rruff.info/hydroxylclinohumite/display=default/ gives Hydroxylclinohumite
Reference: http://rruff.info/hydroxylclinohumite/display=default/
Lazurite
Formula: Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Reference: Mountain Minerals specimen
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Specinmen obtained from Dudlet Blauwet and now in my personal collection.
Richterite
Formula: {Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Richard Dale collection & earlier mindat photos
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Tom Loomis
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Winchite
Formula: ☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Frank Hawthorne

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Chondrodite ?9.AF.45(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinohumite ?9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Haüyne9.FB.10(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Hydroxylclinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
Lazurite9.FB.10Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Richterite9.DE.20{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Sodalite9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Winchite ?9.DE.20☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hackmanite'-Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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
Chondrodite ?52.3.2b.2(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Clinohumite ?52.3.2d.1Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Richterite66.1.3b.9{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Winchite ?66.1.3b.1☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Haüyne76.2.3.3(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Lazurite76.2.3.4Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Sodalite76.2.3.1Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Hackmanite'-Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Hydroxylclinohumite-Mg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydroxylclinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
H Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
OOxygen
O HydroxylclinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
O HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
O Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
O Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
O Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
FFluorine
F ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
F Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Na LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Na Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Na SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Na Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Na Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg HydroxylclinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
Mg Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Al SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Al Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HydroxylclinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
Si HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Si Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Si Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
Si Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
SSulfur
S HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
S LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
S Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
ClChlorine
Cl HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Cl LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Cl SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Cl Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
CaCalcium
Ca LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Ca Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Ca Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

Localities in this Region

  • Badakhshan
    • Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts
      • Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley)

Other Regions, Features and Areas that Intersect

Asia
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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