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Afghanite & Lazulite

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Afghanite & Lazulite

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Description
Locality: 
Sar-e-sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 9.5 × 3.1 cm
Description

Great combination of afghanite and lazulite from Afghanistan with good crystal formation and color! The lower crystal, looking at the specimen is colorless, semi translucent with very good defined crystallization. Beautiful!   

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Afghanite

Formula: 
(Na,Ca,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(Cl2,SO4,CO3)3·0.5H2O
Strunz: 
9.FB.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan; Lapis-lazuli Mine; Lapis-lazuli deposit), Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province), Afghanistan

Lazulite

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria

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