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Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 49' North , 74° 49' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.81667,74.81667
GeoHash:G#: twm5y2pz4
Other regions containing this locality:The Himalayas, Asia
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Also spelled Shingus. A village at Km 53 along the Gilgit-Skardu Road. Numerous complex granitic pegmatites in the area. Many of the specimens attributed to here are from Sabsar or the Baralooma valley.

Ref: Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Localities of the Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.


Mineral List


24 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
443.8 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3189341
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Ordovician (443.8 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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