Spodumene, var. Kunzite
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Spodumene, var. Kunzite

Specimen # 103012
Mineral: Spodumene, var. Kunzite
Location: Spodumene, Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 3.0 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Detailed Description

A beautiful gemmy spodumene, with a simple, sharp termination. This crystal form looks unusual because of events during the crystallization process, but the surfaces are fully-crystallized on all sides. In excellent condition, no damage. Edge imperfections  on the lower back side have crystallized surfaces.

This is a sweet 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 6 × 30 × 10 cm