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Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

 
Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal) from Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 77281
Mineral:Spodumene (flawless gem-grade crystal)
Locality:Darra-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Description:Doubly-terminated lustrous transparent pale-yellow spodumene crystal fully crystallized on faces with no attachment point - a floater. The spodumene crystal has striated prism faces, with complex terminations composed of many parallel crystal faces. Collected ca. 2010. Fluoresces orange under LW UV illumination
Overall Size:5.5x3x2 cm
Crystals:55 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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