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RM519   Magnetite with andradite, epidote, clinochlore and diopside

Marki Khel, Spin Ghar Mts., Khogyani, Nangarhar, Afghanistan

Groups of very sharp magnetite crystals showing octahedral forms with staggered epitaxial growths on faces. Intense metallic luster, color is deep black and very sharp faces and edges. It is accompanied by green epidote crystals, brilliant and transparent; prismatic crystals of diopside (more grayish green tone), andradite and some clinochlore. A complete gemmy specimen.


Size: 6,0 x 3,9 x 2,4 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 mm.
Found in 2011.

 
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