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Paprok (Papruk Mine; Paprowk Mine), Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 36' 30'' North , 71° 10' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.6083333333, 71.1666666667
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


Gem-bearing spodumene pegmatites, hosted in Late Triassic slate.

The locality often refered to as the Paprok mine consist of several workings in pegmatites on the right side of the Kéhi Dara Valley, south of the 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)

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References

- Natkaniec-Nowak, L., Dumańska-Słowik, M. & Ertl, A. (2009): “Watermelon” tourmaline from the Paprok mine (Nuristan, Afghanistan). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 186, 185-193.
- Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.
- Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57

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