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Spodumene var. Kunzite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene var. Kunzite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spodumene var. Kunzite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 36686
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite
Locality:Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Description:Large single crystal of transparent, pink spodumene (gem variety Kunzite) with striated prism faces and chisel-shaped termination. The kunzite fluoresces violet under UV illumination. A good crystal with deep pink color and large size.
Overall Size:72x17x8 mm
Crystals:72 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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