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Andar pegmatite field, Nirkh District, Wardak, Afghanistani
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Andar pegmatite fieldPegmatite Field
Nirkh DistrictDistrict
WardakProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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34° 16' 36'' North , 68° 46' 48'' East
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A small field with several pegmatite dykes, hosted in Proterozoic schist and gneiss. Individual dykes are up to 800 m long and up to 20 m wide. In most pegmatites, muscovite is the only significant mineral; the crystals are commonly fractured and of a low quality. At least one pegmatite contains some molybdenite, though.

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3 valid minerals.

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Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)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
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
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 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sodalite9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(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 MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
NaSodium
Na SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
ClChlorine
Cl SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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