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Gemstones in Pakistan

Gemstones in Pakistan

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Object Title: Gemstones in Pakistan

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Page By: Karrar Haidri

Created/Edited: Jan 17, 2009 / Dec 14, 2009

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The Northern Area of Pakistan has surrounded by three mightiest ranges
called Hindukush, Himalaya, and Karakoram. In these mountains have found nearly all the minerals, including aquamarine, topaz, peridot, ruby, emerald, amethyst, morganite, zoisite, spinel, sphene, and tourmaline.

Major Gemstone Mining Areas in Pakistan.

Northwest Frontier Province
Swat (Malakand division) – Emerald, various types of quartz, and epidote
Dir (Malakand division) – Corundum and quartz
Mansehra (Hazara division) – Corundum and smoky quartz
Kohistan (Hazara division) – Peridot
Peshawar district (Frontier province) – Quartz with astrophyllite/reibeckite fiber inclusions, xenotime, and bastnaesite

Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Mohmand Agency – Emerald, clinozoisite, sphene, and epidote
Bajaur Agency – Emerald, garnet, and orange-colour scapolite
Khyber Agency – Quartz with astrophyllite/reibeckite fibers inclusions, xenotime, and bastnaesite
North and South Waziristan Agencies – Faden quartz, diamond quartz, phantom quartz, chlorite-included quartz, and window quartz

Northern Areas of Pakistan

Chilas (Diamer district) – Alluvial diopside, zircon, rutile quartz, aquamarine, and tourmaline
Gilgit,Hunza , Aquamarine, topaz (golden and white), emerald (new find), ruby, pollucite, rutile quartz, morganite, apatite, spinel, and pargasite
Baltistan,Skardu, Shigar,Shengus,Stak Nala and Tormiq Nala Aquamarine, topaz, tourmaline, apatite, sphene, morganite, and quartz
Shigar Baltistan district – Apatite, zoisite, rutile quartz, epidote, and morganite
Childee, Kashmal, and Yuno (Shigar area, near Skardu, Baltistan district) –Aquamarine, emerald-colour tourmaline, apatite, morganite, topaz, and quartz
Hyderabad, Testun, Dassu, Net Tahirabad, and Goyungo (Shigar area, Baltistan district) – Topaz (best golden colour here), aquamarine, tourmaline, morganite, rare earth minerals, apatite, quartz, and new find emerald
Appu Aligund, Fuljo, Braldu, Bashu, and Karma (Baltistan district) – Tourmaline, aquamarine, garnets,diopside, ruby, pargasite, emerald, topaz, amethyst, scheelite, and quartz
Khaplu ,Saltoro near Siachan Glacier area (Ganche area, Baltistan district) – Aquamarine, amethyst, and fine golden rutile quartz

Baluchistan Province
Kharan district – Brookite, anatase, and quartz
Chaman (near Quetta) – Diamond quartz, window quartz, quartz on prehnite-base, and faden quartz included by chlorite



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wuedesauNice Minerals!


Voted 10/10

Keep posting!
Cheers, Klaus
Posted Jan 17, 2009 3:14 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: Nice Minerals!

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks for your appreciation and vote.


Posted Jan 18, 2009 9:10 am

Romuald KosinaVery...

Romuald Kosina

Voted 10/10

Very interesting album!!! And useful for us, here in SP!!!
Keep well!!!
Posted Jan 31, 2009 7:17 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Very...

Karrar Haidri

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Dear Romek,
Thank you very much for your vote and nice comments. I will upload more pictures soon!Cheers.

Posted Feb 2, 2009 7:42 am



Voted 10/10

...are beautiful! The gem quality is astounding. We don't get a tenth of the variety that you've got, or even the quality for that matter. Thanks for sharing these pictures. Keep up the good work!
Posted Mar 2, 2009 10:27 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: These...

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks for your nice comments, I will upload more pictures soon !Cheers.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 10:00 am

DeanNeat album


Voted 10/10

My wife loves albums of gemstones. She is what is called here in the USA, a rockhound (a person who loves rocks and gems).
Posted Mar 14, 2009 12:14 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: Neat album

Karrar Haidri

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I am glad, you both like the album.Pakistan has emerged as the fifth largest country for the occurrence of gemstones in the world.I have more photographs of different kind of Gemstones,
try to post them soon, I hope you will like.
Thanks for your nice comments and vote!Cheers
Posted Mar 15, 2009 6:36 am

EricChuAs I said before...


Voted 10/10

...I find this great! Please, keep on posting!
Posted Dec 14, 2009 7:21 am

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