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Hazrat Said, Kokcha Valley, Yamgan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistani
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Hazrat SaidVillage
Kokcha ValleyValley
Yamgan DistrictDistrict
BadakhshanProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 27' 44'' North , 70° 46' 55'' East
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Azrat Syed; Hazrat Saeed


Sapphire and dravite occurrence in gneissic granite with lots of mica. Dudley Blauwet (2014) writes: "On my Dari Map, it is shown as Hazrat Saeed, about 50-60 km down the Kokcha from Sar-e-Sang, below Jurm. In Urdu, Saeed would be spelled Sayed. When pronounced to me in Dari, the "H" was very soft and came across as Azrat."

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
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.
Corundum var. Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
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.
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Habit: trigonal prism
Colour: blue
Description: Ian Nicastro notes at https://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,105,414229,414229,page=1#msg-414229 that "Dravite and Dravite-Uvite attributed to Koksha Valley are likely from Hazrat Saeed specifically, since multiple specimens attributed to Koksha Valley have turned up with both sapphire and blue dravite in the same mica matrix. And Hazrat Saeed appears to be the only Sapphire source in Koksha Valley."
Reference: https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/winter-2016-gemnews-blue-dravite-uvite-tourmaline-koksha-valley-afghanistan
'Dravite-Uvite Series'
Habit: trigonal prism
Colour: blue and green
Description: Ian Nicastro notes at https://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,105,414229,414229,page=1#msg-414229 that "Dravite and Dravite-Uvite attributed to Koksha Valley are likely from Hazrat Saeed specifically, since multiple specimens attributed to Koksha Valley have turned up with both sapphire and blue dravite in the same mica matrix. And Hazrat Saeed appears to be the only Sapphire source in Koksha Valley."
Reference: https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/winter-2016-gemnews-blue-dravite-uvite-tourmaline-koksha-valley-afghanistan
'Mica Group'
Reference: Jose Zendrera collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var. Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Group 9 - Silicates
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Dravite-Uvite Series'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var. Sapphire
-Al2O3
'Dravite-Uvite Series'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Corundum var. SapphireAl2O3
O CorundumAl2O3
NaSodium
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Corundum var. SapphireAl2O3
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%B8%A4azrat-e_Sa%CA%BDid
Wikidata ID:Q10294098

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