Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Mawi pegmatite, Laghman (Lagman; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Cabinet, 12.4 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm
A most unusual spodumene specimen for both the geometry and the subtle coloration. The geometry is interesting, for the growth offset so clearly visible, where during growth the crystal seems to have broken, shifted over 1.5 cm, and started growing again in the same vertical plane as if nothing had happened - with the bottom annealing to the old stub and "re-healing" to make a complete crystal again over time. The pink color is subtle, varying in intensity depending on the light source.