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Parun (Paroon; Parown) pegmatite field, Wama District (Vama District), Nuristan, Afghanistani
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Parun (Paroon; Parown) pegmatite fieldPegmatite Field
Wama District (Vama District)District
NuristanProvince
AfghanistanCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° North , 70° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~17km
Locality type:Pegmatite Field
Köppen climate type:Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate


Li-Ta-Nb-Sn-Cs-Rb-rich pegmatite veins and dykes, hosted in a variety of lithologies. The field is about 65 km long in N-S direction. Individual dykes are up to 2 km long, but gem pegmatites are much smaller, usually up to 60 m long and up to 8 m thick.

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent

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12 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110; Joseph A. Freilich
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
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.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110; Herb Obodda
'Childrenite-Eosphorite Series'
Reference: William A. Thomas Collection
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Herb Obodda specimens
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Joe Freilich specimen
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Pezzottaite
Formula: Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Lapis Extra (English) No. 7 (2005) p12
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Herb Obodda
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Herb Obodda specimens
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
Spodumene var: Kunzite
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Joseph A. Freilich

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Morganite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pezzottaite9.CJ.60Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Pollucite9.GB.05(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
var: Kunzite9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Childrenite-Eosphorite Series'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Pollucite77.1.1.2(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
-Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl
var: Morganite
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Childrenite-Eosphorite Series'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Pezzottaite-Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Quartz
var: Rose Quartz
-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
Spodumene
var: Kunzite
-LiAlSi2O6
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
LiLithium
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Li PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O CassiteriteSnO2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
O Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Na Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Al Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Al Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Si Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MnManganese
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
FeIron
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
NbNiobium
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
CsCaesium
Cs PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Cs Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6

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