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Lazurite Psm Sodalite

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Lazurite Psm Sodalite

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Description
Locality: 
Ladjuar Madan, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 4.3 × 4.4 cm
Description

dark blue color lazurite (Psm) sodalite crystal  on calcite with micro crystals of pyrite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Lazurite

Variety Of: 

Haüyne

Formula: 
(Na,Ca)4-8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,Cl)1-2
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Formula: 
Na6 Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
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

Sodalite

Formula: 
Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Strunz: 
9.FB.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland

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