Spodumene, var. Kunzite
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Spodumene, var. Kunzite

Specimen # 103017
Mineral: Spodumene, var. Kunzite
Location: Spodumene, Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 3.0 x 2.0 x 0.9 cm


Detailed Description

A sharp gemmy kunzite, with good lustre. Two prism faces at the back began life as cleaves sometime before the end of the crystallization/etching processes, resulting in this unusually-shaped specimen. In excellent condition, no damage. This crystal has nice colour, and it is colour-zoned from pink/lilacr to colourless nearer the termination.

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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 9 × 30 × 20 cm