Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Paprok (Papruk Mine; Paprowk Mine), Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistani
Regional Level Types
Paprok (Papruk Mine; Paprowk Mine)- not defined -
Kamdesh DistrictDistrict
NuristanProvince
AfghanistanCountry

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 30' 20'' North , 71° 4' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.50556,71.08056
GeoHash:G#: tw69crx6b
Köppen climate type:Dsc : Dry-summer subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Pārūn1,000 (2018)17.1km


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).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Reference: Ikram Mineralogy (Wholly owned & manage by Ikram Nature Exploration (Pvt) Ltd)
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Beryl var: Goshenite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: José Zendrera collection
Beryl var: Morganite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Mario Pauwels collection
Beryllonite
Formula: NaBePO4
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011) Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt: 22 (3): 46-57.; http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/beryllonite.pdf
Childrenite
Formula: Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Mineralogical Record 40:329
Eosphorite
Formula: Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Fluor-elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Reference: 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.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Jordi Fabre specimen
Fluornatromicrolite
Formula: (Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Foitite
Formula: (□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Reference: Rob Lavinsky photo; 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.
Hambergite
Formula: Be2(BO3)(OH)
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Hydroxylherderite ?
Formula: CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Jose Zendrera collection
Opal var: Hyalite
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Jose Zendrera collection
Petalite
Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Record 40:329
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lapis 17(1), 51 (1992); Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
'Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: 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.
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Spodumene var: Kunzite
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Van King
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: 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.
Stibiotantalite
Formula: Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,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
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Väyrynenite
Formula: Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
'Verdelite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Van King
Viitaniemiite
Formula: Na(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
Reference: Lapis 17(1), 51 (1992)
Wodginite
Formula: Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Reference: Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Fluornatromicrolite4.DH.15(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
'Microlite Group'4.00.A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Hyalite4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Stibiotantalite4.DE.30Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Ta2O6
Wodginite4.DB.40Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Group 6 - Borates
Hambergite6.AB.05Be2(BO3)(OH)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Beryllonite8.AA.10NaBePO4
Childrenite8.DD.20Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Eosphorite8.DD.20Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Hydroxylherderite ?8.BA.10CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Viitaniemiite8.BL.15Na(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
Väyrynenite8.BA.05Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Bavenite9.DF.25Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Goshenite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Morganite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fluor-elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Foitite9.CK.05(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Petalite9.EF.05LiAl(Si4O10)
Pollucite9.GB.05(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
var: Kunzite9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Lepidolite'-
'Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Verdelite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Stibiotantalite8.1.6.2Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Wodginite8.1.8.1Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Microlite Group'8.2.2.1A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
AB2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3Mn2+Ta2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Monoborates
Hambergite25.1.1.1Be2(BO3)(OH)
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
ABXO4
Beryllonite38.1.5.1NaBePO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Viitaniemiite41.3.5.1Na(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Hydroxylherderite ?41.5.4.2CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Väyrynenite41.5.4.3Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Childrenite42.7.1.1Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Eosphorite42.7.1.2Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Foitite61.3.1.1(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 70 - INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
Column or Tube Structures with chains linked by Be
Bavenite70.5.3.1Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
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 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with tetrahedral Al cross-linking
Petalite72.6.1.1LiAl(Si4O10)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Pollucite77.1.1.2(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
-Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Goshenite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Morganite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Fluor-elbaite-Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Fluornatromicrolite-(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Lepidolite'-
Opal
var: Hyalite
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Spodumene
var: Kunzite
-LiAlSi2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Verdelite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
H EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
H VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
H ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
H Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
H Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
H HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
H Opal (var: Hyalite)SiO2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
LiLithium
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Li Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Li Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be BerylloniteNaBePO4
Be VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Be BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Be HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
Be Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
BBoron
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
B Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B VerdeliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O BerylloniteNaBePO4
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
O PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
O Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
O VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
O ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
O Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
O Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
O IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O VerdeliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Fluornatromicrolite(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
O HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
O Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
O ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
O Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Opal (var: Hyalite)SiO2 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
F ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
F Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
F Fluornatromicrolite(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na BerylloniteNaBePO4
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
Na Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Fluornatromicrolite(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Al PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Al ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
Al Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Al Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Al Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Al Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Si PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Si Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Si Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Opal (var: Hyalite)SiO2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P BerylloniteNaBePO4
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
P VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
P ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
P ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
P HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
SSulfur
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
Ca BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
MnManganese
Mn EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Mn VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Mn ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
Mn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
FeIron
Fe Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe ChildreniteFe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
CuCopper
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SnTin
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Sn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
SbAntimony
Sb StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
CsCaesium
Cs Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Ta Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Ta StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
Ta Fluornatromicrolite(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
Ta WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
BiBismuth
Bi Fluornatromicrolite(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Rhaetian - Late Triassic
201.3 - 237 Ma



ID: 2148337
Late Triassic-Norian/Rhaetian siltstone and sandstone

Age: Late Triassic (201.3 - 237 Ma)

Description: siltstone, sandstone > shale, conglomerate

Lithology: Siltstone and sandstone

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]

Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3191753
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. [154]

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

References

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Natkaniec-Nowak, L., Dumańska-Słowik, M.A., and Ertl, A. (2009) “Watermelon” tourmaline from the Paprok mine (Nuristan, Afghanistan). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 186(2), 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.

External Links



This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: March 18, 2019 19:51:07 Page generated: March 18, 2019 01:04:36
Go to top of page