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Mineral Specimen No. 79070:
Afghanite for sale from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan.

This mineral specimen Afghanite from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Description of Mineral Specimen for sale No. 79070:

Mineral Species: Afghanite.
Location of origin: Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan. (Type Locality for Afghanite) Click here to see other minerals from Type localities.
Description: Lustrous translucent blue afghanite crystal with minor remnants of marble on some faces where it was attached. The afghanite crystal fluoresces orange under longwave ultraviolet illumination. Complete and undamaged except the contact where it was formerly attached to surrounding matrix.
Overall size: 16x12x11 mm.
Size of individual crystals: 16 mm
Price: $65 (plus shipping).

Mineral Afghanite for sale from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Afghanite for sale from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Afghanite for sale from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Afghanite for sale from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Photographs above: Daylight illumination.
Photograph Below: UV illumination with 365 nm longwave (LW) ultraviolet illumination. Click here to see more fluorescent minerals
Longwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Afghanite for sale from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

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