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Mawi pegmatite, Nilaw-Kolum pegmatite field, Du Ab District, Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 12' 7'' North , 70° 20' 9'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.20194,70.33583
Köppen climate type:Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate


A gem pegmatite. Located in the Mawi valley, a small western branch of the Kolum valley.


NOTE: The USGS report lists wrong coordinates for this locality.

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Early Cretaceous
100.5 - 145 Ma



ID: 2154592
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]

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References

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- Bariand, P. and Poullen, J.F. (1978). Famous mineral localities: The pegmatites of Laghman - Nuristan - Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record. 9: 301-308.
- 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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