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Mineral: Afghanite: (Na,Ca,K)8(Si,Al)12O24(SO4,Cl,CO3)3ยท(H2O)
Comments: Stubby hexagonal dark blue afghanite crystal to 2cm set in sulfide rich marble. The dark blue color is just a thin veneer on a pale-blue crystal.
Location: Rabot, Sar-e-Sang Dist., Badakshan, Afghanistan.
Scale: Overall: 5 x 2 x 4 cm.
Copyright: © Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix
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