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Sodalite Psm Afghanite

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Sodalite Psm Afghanite

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Description
Locality: 
Ladjuar Madan, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
8.3 × 11 × 4.5 cm
Description

 An exceptional specimen of large well terminated gemmy sodalite psm afghanite hosts to calcite - marble matrix , this specimen is perfect all arround , with orieginal matrix (not cut / not trimmed).

very beautiful showy specimen in person.

A old time find from seller personal collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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
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