Konar (Kunar; Konarh; Konarha; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm
A complete, sharp, finely-formed crystal of colorless spodumene (sometimes called "triphane," as the pink variety is called "kunzite"). This crystal weighs 76 grams. It has a wonderful silky termination, and the typical striated side faces. It is actually a compound crystal, divided right down the middle. Fine transparency in the interior. NOTE: That pink tint is not there in person - it is an artifact of the photography.