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Lazurite With Pyrite

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Lazurite With Pyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Sar-e-sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.6 × 5.4 × 3.1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.10cm
Description

A superb well terminated blue lazurite crystal hosts to calcite make a nice example, the lazurite crystal looking very nice.

A really attractive specimen.

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

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

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