Koksha Valley (Kokscha; Kokcha), Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm
Gem quality Mica species are very difficult to obtain from any locality. The gem Phlogopites from Afghanistan that came on the market a few years ago are some of the best quality crystals for the species that I have seen. This particular crystal is a very sharp, highly lustrous, deep honey color, GEM quality, hexagonal crystal on white marble matrix. The quality of the Phlogopite is very good for this locality, and these specimens are not nearly as obtainable as they were just a few years ago. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.