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Marialite 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:Marialite
Formula:Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Comments:A 7 cm crystal frozen in calcite was found on "the back side of the mountain containing Ladjuar Medan." (Dudley Blauwet private communication)
Habit:Simple tetragonal prism with pyramid and pinacoid
Colour:Colourless transparent
Luminescent properties:pale yellow
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Extremely Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Raman Spectroscopy
References
References:(Dudley Blauwet private communication)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite2 photos of Marialite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Marialite 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
Photo GalleryView Gallery (2 photos)
Localities for Marialite in this Region
Dar-e-Zu mine (Darreh-Zu mine), 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
Pitwak Mine (Pitwik Mine), 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
 
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