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Marialite

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Marialite

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Description
Locality: 
Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 4 × 2.3 cm
Description

A superb bright lustrous gemmy Scapolite var Marialite crystals with minor diopside crystals hosts to matrix, undamaged perfect crystal, according to my supplier the bright purple coloration of these colorless marialite is due to irradiation process, nice interesting research specimen! 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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