Spodumene, var. Kunzite
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Spodumene, var. Kunzite

Specimen # 103006
Mineral: Spodumene, var. Kunzite
Location: Spodumene, Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7.0 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


Detailed Description

Although many of the specimens from this find were colour-zoned, this one is a kunzite, with nice pink-lilac colour. This gem crystal has sharp prism faces, with good lustre. The top termination is curved and subtly stepped, while the bottom one is less distinct overall, made up of a myriad of tiny steps.The crystal has great transparency. In excellent condition, no damage. A beautiful 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 7 × 70 × 10 cm