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Spodumene var. Kunzite from Tarkha, near Mawi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene var. Kunzite from Tarkha, near Mawi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Tarkha, near Mawi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spodumene var. Kunzite from Tarkha, near Mawi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 54695
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite
Locality:Tarkha, near Mawi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan
Description:Doubly-terminated transparent pale-pink kunzite crystal, the pink gem variety of spodumene, with complex crystal faces on all surfaces and no attachment point. The pink kunzite color is most noticeable when viewing down the C axis.
Overall Size:5.5x4x1.5 cm
Crystals:55 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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