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Ghursalak Mine (Ghur Salak Mine; Gursalak Mine; Guskak Mine), Chapa Dara District, Konar Province (Kunar Province; Konarh Province; Konarha Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 57' 30'' North , 70° 44' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.95833,70.74028
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate

A group of several Be-Ta-Nb-Sn-rich pegmatite dykes, hosted in the contact zone between Early Cretaceous gabbro and diorite. Individual dykes are up to 700 m long and up to 4 m thick

"Guskak" appears to be a mis-nomer.

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3 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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Early Cretaceous
100.5 - 145 Ma

ID: 2153419
Early Cretaceous gabbro and monzonite

Age: Early Cretaceous (100.5 - 145 Ma)

Description: gabbro, monzonite > diorite, granodiorite

Lithology: Gabbro and monzonite

Reference: Doebrich, J.L., R.R. Wahl et al. Geologic and mineral resource map of Afghanistan. isbn: 9781411318038. USGS Open-File Report 2006-1038. [28]

541 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3191753
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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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- Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.

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