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Scapolite Crystals - Badakshan, Afghanistan, the next big locality for fluorescent minerals

This rock is from Badakhshan, Afghanistan. It has purple scapolite crystals that glow red in SW. The pinkish matrix next to the large crystal glows yellowish-orange in LW and SW. I think it may be sodalite. I think the remaining matrix is calcite/dolomite that glows off-white. The white matrix can be easily scratched with a knife. I do not have any acid to see if it fizzes. Are there any other possibilities for the matrix? The specimen is about 3 by 3 inches.

 

 

 

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