Lajuar Madan, Sar-E-Sang District, Badakshan, Afghanistan
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 12/24/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

One predominant, razor-sharp, highly lustrous, fine bluish purple color octahedron of Spinel, along with some secondary less pronounced crystals sit atop a white marble matrix with some minor associated rich orange color Chondrodite on the reverse side of the specimen. The main crystal, which measures 8 mm across, is about as sharp and lustrous that I have seen from Afghanistan, and despite a few small tool marks to the matrix, is a nice reference specimen for any collector.

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