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Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)

 
Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 26011
Mineral:Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli
Locality:Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)
Description:Polished slab of deep blue lazurite in yellowish matrix with small pyrite inclusions. The matrix fluoresces yellow under UV illumination (sodalite?). Superb color. The back side has the rough, unpolished surface of the original rock. Ex. Stuart F. Wise collection #183
Overall Size:6x4x1.5 cm
Crystals:
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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