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Unnamed Purple Spinel occurrence [1], Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistani
Regional Level Types
Unnamed Purple Spinel occurrence [1]Occurrence
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:
~77km
Locality type:


Somewhere in the Koksha Valley dark purple to lilac spinels occur with forsterite and clinohumite.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent
TurkestanArea (Historical)

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Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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.
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Reference: RWMW Collection
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
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.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: José Zendrera collection
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Colour: blue
Reference: Rob Woodside collection
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
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 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sodalite9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
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
Clinohumite52.3.2d.1Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Sodalite76.2.3.1Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
FFluorine
F ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
NaSodium
Na SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
SiSilicon
Si ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
ClChlorine
Cl SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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