Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Cabinet, 12.5 x 6.3 x 2.8 cm
This is a huge, 410-gram crystal of spodumene that is so glass-gemmy in the center; you could cut a dozen large, fine stones from it. But we hope that will not happen to it, because this is such a fine collector gem crystal specimen. It is complete all around and doubly-terminated (a floater). The vertically-striated faces have a nice glassy luster. The crystal has a beautiful lemon-lime color, as well.