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Sodalite with blue Nosean inclusions on Nepheline from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

 
Sodalite with blue Nosean inclusions on Nepheline from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Sodalite with blue Nosean inclusions on Nepheline from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Sodalite with blue Nosean inclusions on Nepheline from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

Sodalite with blue Nosean inclusions on Nepheline from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

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Sodalite with blue Nosean inclusions on Nepheline from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 61443
Mineral:Sodalite with blue Nosean inclusions on Nepheline
Locality:Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan
Description:Translucent sodalite crystals to 12 mm plus small yellow-metallic pyrite crystals to 0.3 mm in translucent pale-gray nepheline and colorless (pale brown) phlogopite crystals to 4 mm. The sodalite is colored blue by microscopic blue nosean inclusions.
Overall Size:5.5x4x3 cm
Crystals:micro-12.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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