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Sodalite var. Hackmanite in Scapolite from Badakhshan, Afghanistan

 
Sodalite var. Hackmanite in Scapolite from Badakhshan, Afghanistan

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Sodalite var. Hackmanite in Scapolite from Badakhshan, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 22369
Mineral:Sodalite var. Hackmanite in Scapolite
Locality:Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Description:Terminated crystal of purple hackmanite in crystallized, yellow scapolite (probably Meionite) matrix. The hackmanite crystal fluoresces orange under UV illumination.
Overall Size:7x4x3 cm
Crystals:15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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