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Zelatoya Vada Mine, Rangkul, Tien Shan Mtn, Region of Republican Subordination, Tajikistani
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Zelatoya Vada MineMine
Rangkul- not defined -
Tien Shan MtnMountain
Region of Republican Subordination- not defined -

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude: 38° North , 70° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~196km
Locality type:Mine

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is now accepted by most mineralogists experienced in the region to be a fake locality name, probably made up by dishonest dealers. It is believed the yellow "heliodor" crystals claimed to be from this locality are treated Pakistani and/or Chinese beryl.

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The Mysterious Golden Water of Tajikistan (Extra Lapis, 2005, number 7, p. 61)
Heliodor Revealed (Mineral News, August 2005, p. 12)
Tajikistan Heliodor (Mineralogical Record, 2000, vol. 31, number 5, p. 449)
Let's Get It Right: Tajikistanian Heliodor (Rocks & Minerals, 2005, vol. 80, number 4, p. 285)

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