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Comments: A single, deep blue, dodecahedron of Lazurite measuring 1 cm on a white marble matrix.
Location: Firgamu, Badakhashan Province, Afghanistan.
Scale: 1.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm.
© Isaias Casanova / IC Minerals
Lazurite: Na3Ca(Al3Si3O12)S Phlogopite: KMg3(Si3Al)O10(F,OH)2
Comments: Gemmy brownish phlogopite crystals on blue lazurite (lapis) matrix with minor pyrite.
Location: Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.
Scale: 10 x 11.5 cm.
© Kevin Ward