Koksha Valley (Kokscha; Kokcha), Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan
Large Cabinet, 18.0 x 7.8 x 6.7 cm
A dramatic large cabinet specimen of weathered lazuritecrystals to 3.5 cm nicely perched on the top of matrix covered by lustrous pyrite crystals from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. The base of the piece has been sawed to improve the aesthetics. A very sculptural and interesting piece, of large size. the contrast between the blue crystals and the golden background REALLY makes it stand out. 18.0 x 7.8 x 6.7 cm This Photo was Photo of the Day - 10th Mar 2008