Paprok (Papruk Mine; Paprowk Mine), Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 36' 30'' 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 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)
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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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. 
- 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