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Sodalite Psm Meionite

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Sodalite Psm Meionite

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Description
Locality: 
Pitwak Mine, Ladjuar Medam, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.2 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

This specimen consists of a large crystals of meionite that shows a significant alteration to blue sodalite on its surface. The crystals are sharp and complete all around with a bubbly texture on thier base where they have weathered out of their marble matrix. There has been some discussion as to whether the blue colour in the sodalite is actually due to minute inclusions of hauyne.

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

Meionite

Formula: 
Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Strunz: 
9.FB.15
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
Earthstones Australia

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