- Spodumene Var. Kunzite
- Beebe Hole, near Jacumba, California, USA
- Cabinet, 11.5 x 3.0 x 1.7 cm
- Ex. Chris Korpi
A doubly-terminated kunzite crystal with striking elongated-but-complete terminations from the famous find known as the Beebe Hole, hit by Loren Beebe while garnet-prospecting over 25 years ago! This one has excellent pink color for the find. It is large, though not exceptionally gemmy, and hence the price is adjusted accordingly. The Beebe Hole was hit by accident when Loren Beebe was prospecting for garnets (around 1976?) in this remote area and stumbled on a spod shard. Exploration led to a SINGLE pocket which he collected in entirety and hoarded for several decades, selling mostly the cutting rough and keeping most of the better specimens until only recently.