Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Laghman (Lagman; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Cabinet, 14.8 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm
This large, superb crystal of kunzite weighs just under 400 grams. The most obvious quality of the crystal is its INTENSE lilac color. Kunzites can be washed out and pale, even nearly colorless, but this one is truly saturated with color. Secondly, this is a COMPLETE, floater crystal, with both terminations. The crystal has a silky surface (from vertical striations) and a gemmy interior.