Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Cabinet, 9.9 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm
This complete and doubly-terminated crystal of kunzite (spodumene) has it all! The color is an intense, saturated lilac; looked at down the C-axis it is just amazing. The crystal is so clear and gemmy through the interior that you could cut a world-class, huge stone from it. The crystal is complete all around, with a single clean cleaved area along one side that really does not appear unnatural unless you are really looking for it. This killer kunzite weighs a whopping 209 grams.