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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)

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. 44181
Mineral:Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli
Locality:Sar-e-sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)
Description:Several well defined blue lazurite crystals in white calcite-diopside-phlogopite marble with bright zones that fluoresce under UV illumination. The bottom is sawn flat to remove excess matrix without damaging the crystals.
Overall Size:11x5x3 cm
Crystals:7-22 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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