Turakulominsky ruby deposit, Murghob, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan

The Kukurt, or Turakulominsky, ruby deposit is located in the East Pamir Mountains in the Murgab district of Nagorno-Badakhshan, 25 km south of the settlement of Rangkul.

Granite pegmatites with topaz, gem tourmaline and large accumulations of hydrothermal gem-quality scapolite outcrop near the deposit, all of which have contributed to the reputation as the Kukurt gem-bearing area.

E.Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems, 2003, p. 50

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