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Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit (Chaidarkan; Hajdarkan), Fergana Valley, Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 55' 60'' North , 71° 19' 60'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.93333,71.33333
Other regions containing this locality:Soviet Union (1922-1991)
Köppen climate type:Dsc : Dry-summer subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Хайдаркан

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79 valid minerals. 8 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 3185562
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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Kolesar, P., Brekler, V., Tvrdý, J. (1993): Südkirgisien, Quecksilber-Antimon-Lagerstätten und ihre Mineralien. Lapis 18 (11), 11-24.
Belousov, V.I. (2002): Ore-Clastic Olistostromes, Ore Clasts, and Allochthonous Antimony–Mercury Deposits in the Alay Range, Southern Tien Shan. Lithology and Mineral Resources 37(3), 251-265.
Bindi, L., Pratesi, G., Muniz-Miranda, M., Zoppi, M., Chelazzi, L., Lepore, G. O., & Menchetti, S. (2015). From ancient pigments to modern optoelectronic applications of arsenic sulfides: bonazziite, the natural analogue of β-As4S4 from Khaidarkan deposit, Kyrgyzstan. Mineralogical Magazine, 79(1), 121-131.

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