Khanneshin

Carbonatite rare earth element deposit in Helmand, Afghanistan

Geographic location

CountryAfghanistan
State or provinceHelmand
Geographic location:63.583333, 30.466667
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Location references

  • Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 1995, Geology and mineral resources of Afghanistan: New York, United Nations, Atlas of Mineral Resources of the ESCAP Region, v. 12, 85 p.

Geologic characteristics

Deposit typeCarbonatite
Age of depositEarly Quaternary- <5 Ma (?, mica, sovite)
REE mineralsburbankite
fluorite
apatite
bastnäsite
Ore mineralsapatite
barite
fluorite
pyrochlore
magnetite
galena
strontianite
zirconium
uranium
Gangue mineralsankerite
calcite
pyroxene
phlogopite
aegirine
biotite
Host rock typescarbonatite
tuff
agglomerate
phonolite

Nearby scientific information

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Economic information

StatusOccurrence

Bibliographic references