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Sodalite var. Hackmanite from near Kiran, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

 
Sodalite var. Hackmanite from near Kiran, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Sodalite var. Hackmanite from near Kiran, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Sodalite var. Hackmanite from near Kiran, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 40921
Mineral:Sodalite var. Hackmanite
Locality:near Kiran, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan
Description:Glassy crystals of translucent sodalite, variety hackmanite, in translucent limonite-stained marble matrix. The sodalite crystals fade to pinkish-gray in daylight, but turn deep purple after prolonged exposure to UV illumination.
Overall Size:5x5x4 cm
Crystals:5-15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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