Phlogopite, Afghanite, Calcite, Unknowns...a different point of view

White glassy calcite matrix mainly covered by Afghanite Phlogopite and other several varieties of fluorescent and NF minerals in small quantity . Quite common material from Badakhshan!

But due to the presence of different small mineralizations , this specimen become very attractive when observed under magnifier.

Again, it fluoresces at all three UV wavelength with different colors.

Dimension: 105 x 55 x 30 mm

Weight: 268g

Origin: Badakhshan (Afghanistan)

Su una matrice di Calcite vetrosa bianca si rovano Phlogopite, Afghanite, pirite e altre diverse varietà di minerali fluorescenti e NF in piccole quantità. Tutto sommato è un campione abbastanza comune per il luogo da cui proviene (Badakhshan)! Ma a causa della presenza di diverse piccole mineralizzazioni, questo esemplare diventa molto interessante se osservato sotto lente d'ingrandimento. Inoltre reagisce a tutte e tre le lunghezze d'onda UV con colori diversi.

Natural light

Full Wave: 27W Mw; 54W Sw; 18W Lw. The red calcite matrix best fluoresces Mw.


Nice colors contrast (yellow/blue).

Base of the picture: about 20 mm.

Full Wave. Observe the the small "glassy" yellow-green crystal into the hole

MW+SW. Base of the picture: about 18mm

MW+SW. Base of the picture: about 23mm

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