- Scapolite on Feldspar
- Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
- Thumbnail, 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm
- Ex. Irv Brown
An unusual specimen with a totally 100% gem crystal of lavender/amethyst-colored scapolite, perched on the edge of a rough feldspar crystal. This is an amazing thumbnail specimen for the TN collector, because when have you ever seen anything but single crystals? This is a perfect thumbnail, for the crystal itself but even more so for the balanced matrix and aesthetics.