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Spodumene var. Kunzite, with elbaite Tourmaline from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene var. Kunzite, with elbaite Tourmaline from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spodumene var. Kunzite, with elbaite Tourmaline from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 15328
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite, with elbaite Tourmaline
Locality:Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Description:Rich mixture of transparent pink (with slight green zones) perched on lilac-colored kunzite variety of spodumene. The spodumene fluoresce bright violet under UV illumination. The back side still has the pocket clay attached. A classic specimen.
Overall Size:10x5x4 cm
Crystals:2-50 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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