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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

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 65539
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite
Locality:Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Description:Lustrous transparent pink-purple kunzite, the pink gem variety of the mineral spodumene, fully crystallized on all surfaces with minor white pocket clay included in small crevices. The kunzite has many complex parallel faces that reflect simultaneously. Ex. D. Miller collection #M1739
Overall Size:3x2.5x2.5 cm
Crystals:25 mm
Status: For reference only
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