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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 63012
Mineral:Sodalite with blue Nosean inclusions on Nepheline
Locality:Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan
Description:Large partial crystals of translucent gray sodalite with blue nosean inclusions just beneath the outer surfaces on translucent greenish-gray nepheline. The nosean inclusions in the sodalite are visible under 20x magnification. Collected ca. 2008
Overall Size:4.5x3x2 cm
Crystals:5-15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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