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Marialite, Calcite, Phlogopite, Afghanite, +++ - Afghanistan

7.3.2017

Under FULLWAVE UV (LW+MW+SW) this piece is amazing, and pretty striking under SW too.  Bright orange fluorescing calcite appears to be the matrix.  Sitting on top of that, both sides, are marialilte crystals fluorescing a bright yellow, phlogopite crystals a different shade of yellow (which turn to a golden butterscotch color under MW), and a blue/white fluorescence from an unknown mineral.  The 2nd view has several well-formed afghanite crystals which fluoresce a deep rust color under LW.

 

 

 

 

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