Abstract⎯An experimental study of small-scale mineral particles in the atmosphere over Kyrgyzstan is carried
out. It is shown that the substance of the studied particles corresponds to quartz-enriched minerals, feldspars,
layered silicates, minerals containing lime carbonate, etc. Overall, there is a definite correspondence
between the mineral particle compositions in the atmosphere of Kyrgyzstan and in the other regions of Central
Asia. The constructed size-distribution functions of the particles agree with the results of studying the
dust aerosol properties in the deserts of Central Asia obtained in the southwestern part of Tajikistan in 1989.