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Sodalite

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Locality: 
Ladjuar Madan, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
14.5 × 9.4 × 7.5 cm
Description

A superb and incredibly large specimen of well terminated unusually green sodalite crystals with matrix.

The base down side of matrix is trimmed to make it a good display.

Old specimen in seller personal collection.

Very hard to find these days from the locality .

Mineralogical Record Sar-e-Sang Vol. 45, No. 3 May - June 2014

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
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