Sodalite (Var: Hackmanite), Winchite
Koksha Valley (Kokscha; Kokcha), Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
A superb 3 cm crystal of Sodalite var. Hackmanite from the pegmatite mines high in the Himalayas. This well-formed crystal is gemmy, lustrous, and has a lovely light pastel lavender color. Good fluorescence, too. The gemmy yellow association is Winchite, which although broken off at the termination, is also very high quality. Ex. Charlie Key stock.