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Marialite

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Description
Locality: 
Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm
Description

A contrastful specimen of bright lavender-violet Marialite (one end-member of the scapolite series) exposed on white marble matrix. The single Marialite is well defined, lustrous and transparent. It is showing a nice striation and is good terminated. Such well terminated specimen are hard to find.

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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