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Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain; "Shinwaro"), Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North-West Frontier Province), Pakistan

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Detailed Mineral List:


Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Astrophyllite
Formula: K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Baotite
Formula: Ba4Ti8Si4O28Cl
Colour: black-greenish yellow
Description: A very small number of crystals were found by Herb Obodda at Zagi Mountain, though these examples rival those from the species' type locality at Baotou
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Habit: tabular and bipyramidal
Colour: Reddish brown, with occasional astrophyllite inclusions.
Description: Some of the best bastnaesite-(Ce) crystals to date have been found at Zagi Mountain, with some prismatic samples reaching 6-7 cm in length, though the average size is less than 1 inch.
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212; http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,396901,397225#msg-397225
Bastnäsite-(La)
Formula: La(CO3)F
Reference: Herb Obodda
Eudidymite
Formula: Na2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Gadolinite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Reference: RUFF
Gadolinite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Reference: Herb Obodda
Genthelvite
Formula: Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212; Martin Slama collection (SXRD- and EDS-analysed by Uwe Kolitsch; see http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,396901,397347#msg-397347)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: TVM Specimen
Hingganite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Reference: Ikram Mineralogy
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
'Mica Group'
Reference: Aymeric Longi obtained a genthelvite specimen, which bears eroded crystal of some mica.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Herb Obodda
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Mark Wrigley and Thames Valley Minerals collections.
Parisite-(Ce) ?
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212; http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,396901,397225#msg-397225
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Rhabdophane-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)(PO4) · H2O
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Description: Only one crystal has been found and identified at Zagi Mountain, as of June 2004.
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
'Xenotime'
Reference: gemdat.org
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Description: Crystals to 6 cm have been found at Zagi Mountain, some displaying the ability to change color when displayed in natural or incandescent light.
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212

References

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- Obodda, H.P. and Leavens, P.B. (2004): Zagi mountain - Northwest frontier province, Pakistan. The Mineralogical Record, 35(3), 205-220.

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