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Phlogopite, Hackmanite, Winchite; Sar-E-Sang, Afghanistan

28.11.2016

Phlogopite, hackmanite, and winchite from Sar-E-Sang Jurm, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. The phlogopite, a mica, glows yellow, the hackmanite (sodalite) glows white, and the winchite glows tan in shortwave. The hackmanite glows bright orange in longwave and is quite phosphorescent and tenebrescent  as well. Specimen is about three inches or so square.

 

 

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