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Afghanite

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Description
Locality: 
Ladjuar Madan, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 4.8 × 3.4 cm
Description

Intense blue coloured cluster of afghanite from Afghanistan. The crystals are nicely set in bright quartz matrix which gives a nice contrast. Also afghanite is highly UV reactive.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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