Clinohumite (great color)

Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan) Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Thumbnail, 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm
Start Time: 06/09/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/16/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Clinohumite is known from only a handful of world localities in fine quality crystals. Typically, the mineral has an orange color, but a few years ago, some very impressive RED color Clinohumites were found in Afghanistan in the same area where the famous Lapiz Lazuli is mined. This crystal is a superb quality, fairly sharp, well-formed, gemmy (when backlit), RICH RED color monoclinic crystal from this contemporary discovery. If you're a thumbnail collector, a gem crystal collector, or a collector of rare silicates, do not pass up this beautiful little specimen. Good quality all around, and only contacted on the bottom where it detached from the pocket wall.

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