- Afghanite on Marble
- Miniature, 3.4 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
- Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Named for its host country, and rare in discrete crystals elsewhere, afghanite at Sar e Sang, reaches its zenith for the species. A 2.5 cm tall, rich blue, translucent, lustrous, afghanite crystal is nicely perched on white marble. It is still a rare member of the feldspathoid group of minerals. THE COLOR IS TOPS on this one, and with a rare translucency!