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Central Khanneshin deposit, Khanneshin complex, Dushan District, Helmand, Afghanistani
Regional Level Types
Central Khanneshin depositDeposit
Khanneshin complexComplex
Dushan DistrictDistrict
HelmandProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 28' 0'' North , 63° 34' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.46667,63.58333
GeoHash:G#: tmmjqf7cp
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Uranium- and REE-bearing Early Quaternary carbonatite. The mineralization extends over an area of 40 km2.

The grid reference is centered on the deposit area.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Yeremenko, G.K., and Bel’ko, V.A. (1982): Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 111, 321–324; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
Burbankite
Formula: (Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Calkinsite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Reference: Yeremenko, G.K., and Bel’ko, V.A. (1982): Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 111, 321–324; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
Carbocernaite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
Reference: Yeremenko, G.K., and Bel’ko, V.A. (1982): Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 111, 321–324; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Yeremenko, G.K., and Bel’ko, V.A. (1982): Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 111, 321–324; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Yeremenko, G.K., and Bel’ko, V.A. (1982): Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 111, 321–324; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Khanneshite (TL)
Formula: (Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
Type Locality:
Description: In fine-grained carbonatite.
Reference: Yeremenko, G.K., and Bel’ko, V.A. (1982): Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 111, 321–324; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
'Mckelveyite'
Reference: Yeremenko, G.K., and Bel’ko, V.A. (1982): Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 111, 321–324, New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
'Pyrochlore'
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Burbankite'5.AC.30(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
'Calkinsite-(Ce)'5.CC.25(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
'Carbocernaite'5.AB.50(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Khanneshite' (TL)5.AC.30(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Fluorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Mckelveyite'-
'Pyrochlore'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Miscellaneous
Burbankite14.4.4.1(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
Carbocernaite14.4.6.1(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
Khanneshite (TL)14.4.4.2(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 1:1
Calkinsite-(Ce)15.4.1.1(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Mckelveyite'-
'Pyrochlore'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
C Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
C Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
OOxygen
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
O Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
O Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
Na Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
Na Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
Ca Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
SrStrontium
Sr Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
Sr Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
Sr Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
Ba Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
LaLanthanum
La Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
La Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
CeCerium
Ce Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
Ce Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Ce Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
Ce Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Pleistocene
1.806 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2148711
Early Pleistocene Carbonatite

Age: Pleistocene (1.806 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Carbonatite intrusion

Lithology: Carbonatite

Reference: Doebrich, J.L., R.R. Wahl et al. Geologic and mineral resource map of Afghanistan. isbn: 9781411318038. USGS Open-File Report 2006-1038. [28]

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185708
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Yeremenko, G.K. and Bel’ko, V.A. (1982) Khanneshite, (Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,REE,Ca)3(CO3)5 – a new mineral of the burbankite group. Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 111, 321–324 (in Russian).
Orris, G.J. and Bliss, J.D. (2002) Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.


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