Spodumene, var. Kunzite
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Spodumene, var. Kunzite

Specimen # 103021
Mineral: Spodumene, var. Kunzite
Location: Spodumene, Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 6.2 x 3.0 x 0.5 cm


Detailed Description

This parallel-growth specimen of gemmy kunzite is sharp, with good lustre and form. The colour is a nice light lilac-pink hue, and is quite striking looking down at the termination. The broad prism faces are deeply striated. In excellent condition – no damage. A really nice kunzite crystal.

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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 8 × 30 × 15 cm