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Dar-e-Zu mine (Darreh-Zu mine), Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan; Lapis-lazuli Mine; Lapis-lazuli deposit), Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistani
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Dar-e-Zu mine (Darreh-Zu mine)Mine
Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan; Lapis-lazuli Mine; Lapis-lazuli deposit)- not defined -
Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang)- not defined -
Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley)Valley
Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan DistrictsGroup of Regions
BadakhshanProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° North , 70° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


This mine can be reached by walking for about 15 minutes down the valley from Ladjuar Medan (Dudley Blauwet, personal communication, 2012).

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Afghanite
Formula: (Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
Reference: Moore, T.P.,Woodside, R.M.W. (2014): The Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines, Kuran Wa Munjan district, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record 45 (3), 280-336.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Moore, T.P.,Woodside, R.M.W. (2014): The Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines, Kuran Wa Munjan district, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record 45 (3), 280-336.
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: Moore, T.P.,Woodside, R.M.W. (2014): The Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines, Kuran Wa Munjan district, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record 45 (3), 280-336.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Moore, T.P.,Woodside, R.M.W. (2014): The Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines, Kuran Wa Munjan district, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record 45 (3), 280-336.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Afghanite9.FB.05(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Afghanite76.2.5.1(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Afghanite(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
O CalciteCaCO3
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
NaSodium
Na Afghanite(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
AlAluminium
Al Afghanite(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
SiSilicon
Si Afghanite(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
SSulfur
S Afghanite(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Afghanite(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
CaCalcium
Ca Afghanite(Na,K)22Ca10(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

References

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Bancroft, P. (1984) Gem & Crystal Treasures. Western Enterprises/Mineralogical Record, 282.


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