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    KUNZITE
    Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

    The pink to lilac colored variety of gem Spodumene is known as Kunzite. It was named in honor of the famed mineralogist who first discovered this exotic gemstone: George Kunz. Kunzite is formed occasionally in conjunction with gem Tourmaline and Aquamarines that are found high in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan. This fine specimen is an unusually large and well-formed crystal of gem Kunzite with an excellent knife-shaped termination. In its growth phase, it evidently grew up against another crystal but broke away leaving the other crystals imprint plainly visible on the backside. It has an intense pink-lilac coloration and stands 6 inches (15.24 cm) high. It comes with a custom acrylic base.
    Overall Measurements: 6.0 x 3.5 x 2.32 inches (15.24 x 8.89 x 5.91 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Western Minerals [Hoppel #D0322]


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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