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Dewa Mine (Deva Mine), Parun (Paroon; Parown) pegmatite field, Wama District (Vama District), Nuristan, Afghanistani
Regional Level Types
Dewa Mine (Deva Mine)Mine
Parun (Paroon; Parown) pegmatite fieldPegmatite Field
Wama District (Vama District)District

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 23' 54'' North , 70° 55' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.39833,70.93056
GeoHash:G#: tw63qh441
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
Pārūn1,000 (2018)2.6km
Darwāzkay111 (2018)42.9km

NOTE: The grid reference refers to Dewa village.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: H. A. Hänni and M. S. Krzemnicki (2003): Caesium-rich morganite from Afghanistan and Madagascar. Journal of Gemmology, 28, 417-429.
Beryl var: Morganite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: H. A. Hänni and M. S. Krzemnicki (2003): Caesium-rich morganite from Afghanistan and Madagascar. Journal of Gemmology, 28, 417-429.
Formula: Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Lapis Extra (English) No. 7 (2005) p12

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
var: Morganite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Morganite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals for each chemical element

Li PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Be PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Cs PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)

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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23.03 - 33.9 Ma

ID: 2155079
Oligocene granite

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Description: granite [Phase III]

Lithology: Granite

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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