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Lazurite from
Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan; Lapis-lazuli Mine; Lapis-lazuli deposit), Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistan

Classification
Species:'Lazurite' (not an IMA approved species)
Formula:Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Comments:Since all 'lazurites' are sulfide rich hauynes, we restrict the name Lazurite to the blue mineral in Lapis Lazuli, which is opaque, non fluorescent, ultramarine to midnight blue with a bright blue streak
Habit:Rhombic dodecahedrons modified with cube and octahedral forms
Colour:Ultramarine to midnight blue
Luminescent properties:none,
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:XRD
References
References:Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:253;
Canadian Mineralogist (1979) 17:47-52
Moore, T.P.,Woodside, R.M.W. (2014): The Sar-e-Sang Lapis Mines, Kuran Wa Munjan district, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record 45 (3), 280-336
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite26 photos of Lazurite associated with Pyrite at this locality.
Calcite23 photos of Lazurite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Phlogopite23 photos of Lazurite associated with Phlogopite at this locality.
Marble8 photos of Lazurite associated with Marble at this locality.
Afghanite5 photos of Lazurite associated with Afghanite at this locality.
Sodalite3 photos of Lazurite associated with Sodalite at this locality.
Muscovite1 photo of Lazurite associated with Muscovite at this locality.
Forsterite1 photo of Lazurite associated with Forsterite at this locality.
Nosean1 photo of Lazurite associated with Nosean at this locality.
Nepheline1 photo of Lazurite associated with Nepheline at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Lazurite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan; Lapis-lazuli Mine; Lapis-lazuli deposit), Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Nearest other occurrences of Lazurite
12.4km (7.7 miles) A Robate Payan (Robaty-Payin), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
74.1km (46.1 miles) B Jurm Mine (Firghamu Mine), Jurm (Firghamu; Firgamu), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Jurm District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
132.2km (82.1 miles) C Lyadzhvardara deposit (Lyadzhvar Dara; Lyajvardara; Luadzhvardara), Badom-Dara, Shakhdara range, Shughnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
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