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Alchuri Alpine Cleft locality, Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistani
Regional Level Types
Alchuri Alpine Cleft locality- not defined -
Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi)- not defined -
Shigar DistrictDistrict
Gilgit-BaltistanTerritory
PakistanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 33' 37'' North , 75° 38' 49'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Skardu2,100 (2018)29.2km


A 3-4 m wide zone worked for minerals. Blauwet (2006) distinguish between what he calls "Alchuri ridge # 1 mine" and "Alchuri ridge # 2 mine".

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent
The Himalayas, AsiaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Van King
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: pericline-twins
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Van King
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Van King
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Reference: Van King
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Van King
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540; Weerth, A. & Weiß, S. (2016): Neues aus der Grenzregion Pakistan/Afghanistan. Lapis, 41 (10), 30-39 (in German).
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Weerth, A. & Weiß, S. (2016): Neues aus der Grenzregion Pakistan/Afghanistan. Lapis, 41 (10), 30-39 (in German).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Rutile var: Sagenite (of Saussure)
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Rob Woodside Collection
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Colour: root-beer-colored
Description: crystals up to 2,5 cm long.
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record. 37: 513-540

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Sagenite (of Saussure)4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Axinite-(Fe)9.BD.20Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Zoisite9.BG.10Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Byssolite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Axinite-(Fe)56.2.2.1Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Zoisite58.2.1b.1Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Byssolite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Rutile
var: Sagenite (of Saussure)
-TiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
B Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O RutileTiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O Rutile (var: Sagenite (of Saussure))TiO2
FFluorine
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
F Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Rutile (var: Sagenite (of Saussure))TiO2
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Fe SideriteFeCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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