Spodumene, var. Kunzite
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Spodumene, var. Kunzite

Specimen # 103019
Mineral: Spodumene, var. Kunzite
Location: Spodumene, Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


Detailed Description

This water-clear crystal is colour-zoned, from pale pink/lavender at the bottom to colourless at the termination. The crystal is sharp with good lustre. In excellent condition, no damage. The imperfection at the back of the termination is a fully crystallized feature. A cute gem.

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About these Spodumene Crystals

These spodumene crystals are from a 2017 pocket that produced colour-zoned (lilac/pink – pale green – colourless) crystals, along with some specimens that were purely lilac/pink and some that had no such hues at all. Although spodumene crystals are often etched or poorly defined, this pocket included sharp well-formed crystals and relatively low incidence of etching/dissolution features.

Additional information

Dimensions 7 × 23 × 12 cm