Spodumene, var. Kunzite
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Spodumene, var. Kunzite

Specimen # 103007
Mineral: Spodumene, var. Kunzite
Location: Spodumene, Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


Detailed Description

This is a particularly aesthetic arrangement of pink/lilac parallel-growth kunzite crystals, each terminating at different heights. These crystals have good lustre all-around, with a very bright, glassy set of narrow prism faces facing forward as I would display this piece (as in the first photo). The terminations are curved and etched, with good lustre and transmitting vibrant colour when viewed from above. In excellent condition, no damage.

An elegant, colourful kunzite specimen.

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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 11 × 78 × 22 cm