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Spodumene var. Triphane from San Pedro Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

 
Spodumene var. Triphane from San Pedro Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

Spodumene var. Triphane from San Pedro Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spodumene var. Triphane from San Pedro Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 76011
Mineral:Spodumene var. Triphane
Locality:San Pedro Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California
Description:Flawless floater crystal (fully crystallized on all faces with no attachment point) of triphane, the pale-green gem variety of the mineral species spodumene, with complex crystallization patterns on some faces. The triphane fluoresces red under SW-LW UV. Originally acquired from Schneiders (Poway, Ca.)
Overall Size:19x13x10 mm
Crystals:19 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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