Description

    SPODUMENE var. KUNZITE
    Mawi pegmatite, Nilaw-Kolum Pegmatite Field, Du Ab Dist., Nuristan Prov., Afghanistan

    Kunzite has two styles of formation: one is a flat, bladed type, much wider than it is thick and the other is fairly equant in cross section. The doubly-terminated crystal seen here is almost square in cross-section: 1.5 x 1.31 inches (3.77 x 3.43 cm), making the fuchsia coloration seem a lot more saturated than normal. One of the two terminations bears the typical 'chisel' form, while the second shows signs of having been attached to a pocket wall at some point in its growth, then being detached while still in the growth cycle. This results in the development of faces but ones not as clearly defined as those at the other end. Coloration is almost all violet in hue with the exception of a small bit of colorless material at one termination. Surfaces range from heavily striated to smoothly glassy and there are a couple of minuscule nicks to one edge, otherwise the condition is excellent. Overall measurements: 8.63 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches (22 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm). Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Western Minerals [Hoppel Catalog # D1185]

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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