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Salt Range, Punjab, Pakistan

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 30° North , 72° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~382km
Locality type:Mountain Range


The Salt Range is a hill system in the Punjab province of Pakistan, deriving its name from its extensive deposits of rock salt. The range extends along the south of the Pothohar Plateau and the North of the Jhelum River. Also an important fossil bearing area.

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12 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aluminite
Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 601.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 427.
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Kainite
Formula: KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Kieserite
Formula: MgSO4 · H2O
Langbeinite
Formula: K2Mg2(SO4)3
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'commodity:Salt'
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Zaherite (TL)
Formula: Al12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2O
Reference: [Amer.Min.(1977) 62, 1125-1128; MinRec 9:115]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl
'Sylvite'3.AA.20KCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Aluminite'7.DC.05Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Blödite'7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
'Glauberite'7.AD.25Na2Ca(SO4)2
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Kainite'7.DF.10KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
'Kieserite'7.CB.05MgSO4 · H2O
'Langbeinite'7.AC.10K2Mg2(SO4)3
'Zaherite' (TL)7.DE.65Al12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Miscellaneous
Glauberite28.4.2.1Na2Ca(SO4)2
Langbeinite28.4.4.1K2Mg2(SO4)3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Kieserite29.6.2.1MgSO4 · H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Aluminite31.7.4.1Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Kainite31.7.1.1KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Miscellaneous
Zaherite (TL)31.10.3.1Al12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluminiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
H KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
H ZaheriteAl12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2O
OOxygen
O AluminiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
O KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
O LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O ZaheriteAl12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2O
NaSodium
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Mg KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
Mg LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
AlAluminium
Al AluminiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Al ZaheriteAl12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AluminiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
S KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
S LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
S ZaheriteAl12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2O
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Cl SylviteKCl
KPotassium
K KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
K LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
K SylviteKCl
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O

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Sameeni S.J. (2009).- The Salt Range: Pakistan's unique field museum of geology and paleontology.- In: Lipps J.H. & Granier B.R.C. (eds.), PaleoParks - The protection and conservation of fossil sites worldwide

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