Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° North , 75° East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~14km|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Himalayas, Asia|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
The Shigar is a tributary of the Indus River to which binds near the town of Skardu. The Basha and Braldu rivers are northern tributaries of the Shigar. Numerous complex granitic pegmatites and some alpine-type deposits are found in this area in an altitude ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 mosl. The Shigar Valley runs along the Main Karakoram Thrust separating the Asian plate at north (metasediments chlorite to amphibolite grade) from Kohistan-Ladakh plate at south (volcaniclastic rocks).
Specimens from Braldu and Basha valley localities are often labeled as "Shigar Valley".
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47 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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- Igneous rock
- Normal crystalline igneous rock
- ⓘ Pegmatite
- Metamorphic rock
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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.
- Ikram Mineralogy information
- Hassam, Muhammad (2007) Mineralogy and Geochemistry of gemstones and the gemstone-bearing pegmatites in the Shigar Valley of Skardu, Northern Areas of Pakistan. PhD thesis, Peshawar University
- M. Hassan Agheem, M. Tahir Shah, Tahseenullah Khan, Amanullah Laghari and Humaira Dars (2011) Field features and petrography used as indicators for the classification of Shigar valley pegmatites, Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences 44(2), 1-7