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Orthoclase Psm Marialite

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Orthoclase Psm Marialite

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Description
Locality: 
Pitwak Mine, Ladjuar Medam, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

An attractive rare pseudo example , well doubly terminated orthoclase psm marilaite , the alteration is not complete as marialite cluster is still fluorescent under the surface.

Nice example from the locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orthoclase

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White

Marialite

Formula: 
Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Strunz: 
9.FB.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Pianura, Phlegrean Fields, Naples Province, Phlegrean Volcanic complex, Campania, Italy
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