Paprok (Papruk Mine; Paprowk Mine), Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 36' 29'' North , 71° 10' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||35.60833,71.16667|
|Köppen climate type:||Dsc : Dry-summer subarctic climate|
Gem-bearing spodumene pegmatites, hosted in Late Triassic slate.
The locality often referred to as the Paprok mine consists of several workings in pegmatites on the right side of the Kéhi Dara Valley, south of Paprok village. The main workings are the Me Tunnel Madan, KAL Tunnel Madan, GUL Tunnel Madan and Al Madan. (Madan = mine or working). (Lyckberg 2011)
30 valid minerals.
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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541 - 2500 Ma
|Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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. 
2300 - 2500 Ma
|Early Paleoproterozoic gneiss|
Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)
Description: Early Paleoproterozoic two-mica, biotite, biotite-amphibole, garnet-biotite, garnet-sillimanite-biotite, pyroxene-amphibole, plagiocalse, and cordierite gneiss; schist, migmatite, quartzite, marble, amphibolite.
Reference: Doebrich, J.L., R.R. Wahl et al. Geologic and mineral resource map of Afghanistan. isbn: 9781411318038. USGS Open-File Report 2006-1038.