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Unnamed mountain, Andarab valley, Andarab District, Baghlan, Afghanistani
Regional Level Types
Unnamed mountain- not defined -
Andarab valleyValley
Andarab DistrictDistrict

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° North , 69° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:

The uvarovite on the market since 2012 is found on the apex area of one of the mountains at the upper end of the Andarab river valley (Grüll & Schreilechner, 2013).

The uvarovite forms dark green crystals up to ca. 1,8 cm.

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Grüll, M. & Schreilechner, A. (2013): Spektakuläre Uwarowite - neu aus Afghanistan. Lapis 38 (1), 42-45.
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Grüll, M. & Schreilechner, A. (2013): Spektakuläre Uwarowite - neu aus Afghanistan. Lapis 38 (1), 42-45.
Formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Reference: Grüll, M. & Schreilechner, A. (2013): Spektakuläre Uwarowite - neu aus Afghanistan. Lapis 38 (1), 42-45.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

O UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
Si UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Ca UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Cr UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3


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Grüll, M., Schreilechner, A. (2013) Spektakuläre Uwarowite - neu aus Afghanistan. Lapis, 38(1), 42-45 (in German).

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