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Laghman Province (Lagman Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° North , 70° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~56km
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


NOTE: Nuristan province sensu stricto (http://www.mindat.org/loc-135473.html) became officially recognised in 2001 (wikipedia) or 2004 (statoids.com), but was already known for 10 years. It was formed from the northern parts of Laghman Province and Konar (Kunar) Province.
The capital of the Nuristan Province is Nuristan.

Note, however, that "Nuristan" is also the traditional name for the region that encompasses these three current provinces (i.e., NE Afghanistan) and the name is still often used in that fashion.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

17 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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References

- Feruz, N.M. and Denikaev, Sh.Sh. (1976) Intrusive and ultrametamorphic rocks of Nuristan and Eastern Badakhshan (North-Eastern Afghanistan). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 226(1).
- Bariand, P. and Poullen, J.F. (1978). Famous mineral localities: The pegmatites of Laghman - Nuristan - Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record. 9: 301-308.

External Links

http://www.aims.org.af/maps/provincial/laghman.pdf - detailed map of Laghman Province with all districts and settlements as of Nov 2003

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