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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

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 60861
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite
Locality:Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Description:Four sub-parallel translucent pink kunzite crystals, the pink gem variety of the mineral spodumene, in white albite matrix. The kunzite crystals are striated prisms with pointed terminations and fluoresce under UV. Kunzite crystals in matrix are rare. Ex. Harold Urish collection
Overall Size:15x6x4 cm
Crystals:50-90 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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