The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a lake in the Pamirs, in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast, Tadzhik SSR. Situated at an elevation of 3,782 m, Rangkul’ covers an area of 7.8 sq km and is approximately 2.5 m deep. The shores are flat and in places swampy. The water is fresh in some places and slightly salty in others. Rangkul’ is connected with Lake Shorkul’, which lies farther west, by the Uziukdar’ia River.

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Richard Hughes has also recently reported jeremejevite (crystal size not mentioned) from Rangkul near Murghab, in the Kukurt Mountains, Pamir, Tadjikistan.
Where have you seen, anywhere else, many thousands of words and dozens of geologic maps and line drawings in explication of places like Rangkul or Kukhi-lal, Tajikistan; Malkhane, Chita Oblast, Siberia; Volodarsk-Volyn', Ukraine; or Darai-Pech, Afghanistan?
The Pamir pegmatites of Tajikistan occur in the Muzkol'skovo metamorphic complex of the Rangkul' region, the most prolific veins being Chila MiKa, Polychromnaya, Dorozhniy, Amazonitovaya, Fantaziya, Pegmatite-3, and Beryl-7.
From the ex-Soviet "near abroad" country of Tajikistan, specifically from Zelatoya Voda, near Rangkul, east of Murgab, fine gemmy crystals of heliodor beryl continue to come - see my last Springfield report.