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Bay Khel No. 4 occurrence, Bay Khel Cu deposit (Batkhel), Khaki Jabar District (Khaki Jabbar District), Kabul, Afghanistani
Regional Level Types
Bay Khel No. 4 occurrenceOccurrence
Bay Khel Cu deposit (Batkhel)Deposit
Khaki Jabar District (Khaki Jabbar District)District
KabulProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 14' 50'' North , 69° 21' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ḩukūmatī Azrah12,526 (2018)27.2km
Kabul3,043,532 (2018)35.8km
Pul-e ‘Alam13,247 (2018)42.1km
Maydanshakhr1,600 (2018)48.6km
Baraki Barak22,305 (2018)49.2km


Two zones with pods and disseminations of copper ores, hosted in Vendian-Cambrian amphibolite and slate. The zones are up to 600 m long and up to 10 m thick.

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(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

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

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Orris, G.J., Bliss, J.D. (2002) Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.

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