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Snezhnoe deposit, Rangkul, Murghob, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistani
Regional Level Types
Snezhnoe depositDeposit
Rangkul- not defined -
MurghobDistrict
Gorno-BadakhshanAutonomous Region
TajikistanCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude:
38° North , 73° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~175km
Locality type:


Marble-hosted ruby deposit, discovered in the late 1970s.
Currently (2015) being worked to a depth of 30 m by the state-run Chamast enterprise (Sorokina et al., 2015).

The corundum-bearing layer of grey, coarse-grained calcite marble about 20 m thick occurs between kyanite-garnet-biotite schists and a layer of yellow marble. Two en echelon mineralized zones, which are parallel to the bedding planes, have been traced along strike for 150 and 200 m (Kievlenko, 2003).

Located in the eastern part of the Pamir Mountains, about 20 km south of Rangkul.

Note on the mineral list: Sorokina et al. (2015) also mentions unspecified REE carbonates within an allanite inclusion associated with sapphire.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Yarmolyuk, V. V., Lykhin, D. A., Shuriga, T. N., Vorontsov, A. A., & Sugorakova, A. M. (2011). Age, composition of rocks, and geological setting of the Snezhnoe beryllium deposit: substantiation of the Late Paleozoic East Sayan rare-metal zone, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 53(5), 390-400.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Yarmolyuk, V. V., Lykhin, D. A., Shuriga, T. N., Vorontsov, A. A., & Sugorakova, A. M. (2011). Age, composition of rocks, and geological setting of the Snezhnoe beryllium deposit: substantiation of the Late Paleozoic East Sayan rare-metal zone, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 53(5), 390-400.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Smith, C.P. (1998): Rubies and pink sapphires from the Pamir Mountain Range in Tajikistan, former USSR. Journal of Gemmology, 26, 103-109.; Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.; E.Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems, 2003, p. 51.
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: E.Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems, 2003, p. 51; Sorokina E.S., Ozhogina E.G., Jacob D.E., Hofmeister W. (2012): Some features of corundum ontogeny and the quality of ruby from Snezhnoe deposit, Tajikistan (the Eastern Pamirs). Zapiski RMO (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society), 141 (6), 100–108 (in Russian).; Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Ephesite
Formula: LiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Yarmolyuk, V. V., Lykhin, D. A., Shuriga, T. N., Vorontsov, A. A., & Sugorakova, A. M. (2011). Age, composition of rocks, and geological setting of the Snezhnoe beryllium deposit: substantiation of the Late Paleozoic East Sayan rare-metal zone, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 53(5), 390-400.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Margarite
Formula: CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: Yarmolyuk, V. V., Lykhin, D. A., Shuriga, T. N., Vorontsov, A. A., & Sugorakova, A. M. (2011). Age, composition of rocks, and geological setting of the Snezhnoe beryllium deposit: substantiation of the Late Paleozoic East Sayan rare-metal zone, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 53(5), 390-400.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
'Scapolite'
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Smith, C.P. (1998): Rubies and pink sapphires from the Pamir Mountain Range in Tajikistan, former USSR. Journal of Gemmology, 26, 103-109.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Thorianite4.DL.05ThO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Ephesite9.EC.20LiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Margarite9.EC.30CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite5.1.1.2ThO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
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] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
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
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Ephesite71.2.2b.16LiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Margarite71.2.2c.1CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
var: Sapphire-Al2O3
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H EphesiteLiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
LiLithium
Li EphesiteLiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O CorundumAl2O3
O MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O EphesiteLiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O RutileTiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O ThorianiteThO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na EphesiteLiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al EphesiteLiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si EphesiteLiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
CrChromium
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
ThThorium
Th ThorianiteThO2

References

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Smith, C.P. (1998): Rubies and pink sapphires from the Pamir Mountain Range in Tajikistan, former USSR. Journal of Gemmology, 26, 103-109.
E.Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems, 2003, p. 51.
Sorokina E.S., Ozhogina E.G., Jacob D.E., Hofmeister W. (2012): Some features of corundum ontogeny and the quality of ruby from Snezhnoe deposit, Tajikistan (the Eastern Pamirs). Zapiski RMO (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society), 141 (6), 100–108 (in Russian).
Elena S. Sorokina, Andrey K. Litvinenko, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Dorrit E. Jacob, and Zamoniddin Z. Nasriddinov (2015): Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan. Gems & Gemology 51, 160-175.

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