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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

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Spodumene var. Kunzite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 36693
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite
Locality:Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Description:Gem-grade crystal of flawless pink kunzite, the pink gem variety of the mineral spodumene, with striated prism faces and chisel-shaped termination. The rear of the crystal has a broader depth where the main crystal growth was interrupted.
Overall Size:4x2x2 cm
Crystals:4 cm
Status: For reference only
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