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Spodumene var. Kunzite-Hiddenite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene var. Kunzite-Hiddenite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite-Hiddenite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Spodumene var. Kunzite-Hiddenite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 36700
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite-Hiddenite
Locality:Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Description:Bi-colored crystal of transparent, gem-grade spodumene with steep termination. The color varies from milky pink (kunzite) at the base to flawless green (hiddenite)in the upper two-thirds. The pink zone fluoresces under UV illumination.
Overall Size:31x12x12 mm
Crystals:31 mm
Status: For reference only
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