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Skardu, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 17' 59'' North , 75° 37' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.30000,75.61667
Other regions containing this locality:The Himalayas, Asia
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

A town at the confluence of the Shigar and Indus Rivers. Administrative center for the district.

NOTE: There is no mining activity in Skardu township. All minerals attributed to this locality are actually of Skardu District which includes the Valleys of Shigar, Braldu, Basha and Indus rivers and surrounding areas. Please see:

Mineral List

10 valid minerals.

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.

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Paleogene - Cretaceous
23.03 - 145 Ma

ID: 3190534
Mesozoic-Cenozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (23.03 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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Blauwet, D., Smith, B., and Smith, C., 1997. A Guide to the Mineral Localities of the Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 28(3), 183-200.

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