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Gilgit, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistani
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Gilgit- not defined -
Gilgit DistrictDistrict
Gilgit-BaltistanTerritory
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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 36° North , 74° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~169km


Administrative center for the District. No mineral localities of note occur in or around Gilgit, but the town is a local center of trade in minerals and gems from the region. Mineral specimens labeled "Gilgit" are usually from elsewhere in the area.

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.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: No reference listed
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: various added photos
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
Beryl var: Goshenite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'
Reference: No reference listed
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: No reference listed
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Ferro-actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Karel Bal specimen
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Tony Petersen
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: various added photos
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: [MinRec 23:268]
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: No reference listed
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: No reference listed
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Rob Lavinsky

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Goshenite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Ferro-actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
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
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Goshenite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-
Ferro-actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Ferro-actinolite☐{Ca2}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O QuartzSiO2
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Ferro-actinolite☐{Ca2}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Ferro-actinolite☐{Ca2}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Ferro-actinolite☐{Ca2}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Ferro-actinolite☐{Ca2}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe Ferro-actinolite☐{Ca2}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2

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