Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Mawi pegmatite, Laghman (Lagman; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm
A complete, doubly terminated, floater gem crystal of kunzite from recent finds at Mawi, Afghanistan. Most of the crystal has fine transparency with very high luster. Some faces are well-striated and some are glass-smooth. The crystal has gorgeous lilac color, especially on the C-axis and the crystal is also twinned on the C-axis. A striking, steeply terminated, and very colorful pristine crystal. Weighs 75 grams.