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Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 75262
Mineral:Spodumene var. Kunzite, Lepidolite, Elbaite Tourmaline
Locality:Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Description:Two lustrous transparent pink kunzite crystals, the pink gem variety of the mineral species spodumene, to 65 mm long in matrix of purple-gray lepidolite crystals to 4 mm and lustrous transparent green elbaite tourmaline crystals to 16 mm long. Ex. G. McLoughlin collection; acquired in 2006 from Kevin Ward
Overall Size:7x6x4 cm
Crystals:1-65 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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