Petalite

Specimen ID: 9RL-FQW

Mineral(s)
Petalite : LiAl(Si4O10)
Locality
As recorded:
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
5cm x 3.5cm x 3cm
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Rare crystal of translucent gem-petalite from the well known recent find. This crystal is crystallized on all sides, but has etched surface texture resulting in irregular faces. This crystal has a steep, chisel-shaped termination. Overall size of mineral specimen: 5x3.5x3 cm. Size of individual crystals: 5 cm.
John Betts - 30th November 2000
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