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Sodalite from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

 
Sodalite from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Sodalite from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Sodalite from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Sodalite from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Sodalite from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Sodalite from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 50655
Mineral:Sodalite
Locality:Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan
Description:Translucent blue sodalite crystal with flat crystal faces with waxy luster. A few faces are almost white due to subsurface inclusions, but where the crystal center is exposed it shows deep blue color throughout.
Overall Size:9x5x3.5 cm
Crystals:30 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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