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Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 64989
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite
Locality:Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Description:Unusually large terminated transparent purplish-pink kunzite crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral species spodumene, with striated prism faces. The pink color of the kunzite crystal is most apparent when viewed on end down the C-axis. Weight: 499 grams
Overall Size:109x87x 23 mm
Crystals:109 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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