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Spodumene var. Kunzite in Albite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene var. Kunzite in Albite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite in Albite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite in Albite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite in Albite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite in Albite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 53055
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite in Albite
Locality:Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Description:Doubly-terminated lustrous transparent kunzite crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral spodumene, embedded in limonite-stained yellow albite feldspar. Much of the kunzite crystal is flawless. Specimens of kunzite in matrix are rare.
Overall Size:8x6x5 cm
Crystals:50 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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