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Spodumene var. Kunzite on Quartz from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene var. Kunzite on Quartz from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite on Quartz from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite on Quartz from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite on Quartz from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 53056
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite on Quartz
Locality:Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Description:Large 60 mm transparent kunzite crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral species spodumene, on a colorless-gray 80 mm translucent quartz crystal. The kunzite crystal is striated with chisel-shaped termination. Specimens of kunzite on matrix are rare.
Overall Size:11x7x4 cm
Crystals:60-80 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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