Afghanite, Quartz
Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley (Kokscha; Kokcha), Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
A MONSTROUS, 6.5 cm, translucent, blue afghanite crystal nicely placed on quartz matrix from the Type Locality - Sar-e-Sang, Afghanistan. One end is crudely terminated and has a lustrous, muscovite book. The other end is sawed, as are two other matrix faces, to enhance display. This is a huge and showy representation of this rare, namesake species.