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Afghanite from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Afghanite)

 
Afghanite from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Afghanite)

Afghanite from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Afghanite)

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Afghanite from Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Afghanite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 55357
Mineral:Afghanite
Locality:Lajuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Afghanite)
Description:Prismatic greenish-blue afghanite crystals exposed on the face of gray to white marble. The afghanite crystals were embedded deep in the marble that was dissolved with HCL to expose the afghanite crystals.
Overall Size:6x4.5x4 cm
Crystals:4-15 mm
Status: For reference only
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