Afghanite is a very rare hydrous sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, sulfate, carbonate alumino-silicate mineral. As you can clearly see, it’s a very complex mineral with an even more unusual crystal structure. It can occur in long prismatic crystals, double-terminated as bipyramid crystals, or as crusts coating a matrix (usually calcite or marble). This mineral ranges in color from light sky blue to a dark navy, but can also be seen as colorless and transparent. Afghanite was first discovered in 1968 by R. Giraud, F. Cesbron, and P. Bariand. They named it after the country they found it in, Afghanistan. It can be specifically traced to the Badakhshan region located in the northeastern corner of the country. Afghanite generally occurs near Sodalite family minerals, such as Hackmanite and Lazurite. Chemically, it’s very similar to Lazurite and gets its color from the same elements and components. Since Afghanite’s discovery over 50 years ago, deposits have been found in Canada, Russia, Tajikistan, Germany, Italy and the United States.
Afghanite vibrates at a very high frequency that can be felt immediately upon touch. It’s energies usually rush towards one’s third eye and crown chakra, activating and aligning our most potent chakras together. This unified channel has you connected to higher energies and uses your body as a vessel to channel them down to Earth. Afghanite activates your unique psychic abilities to help one receive messages from your spirit guides and guardian angels. This mineral helps one become more conscious of the minor details in any environment and to understand the true meaning behind certain symbolism being depicted. Our angels are always with us, and with the help of Afghanite’s awakening ability, one will finally be able to become aware of the path being laid out for them.