Kalu Khan, Koksha Valley (Kokscha; Kokcha), Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 5.7 x 4.3 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 crystal measuring 1.3 cm on white marble matrix. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.