Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
This crystal is actually more interesting than your usual kunzite, in that a section of it is actually colorless spodumene (vs. pink spodumene or kunzite), so it is bi-colored or zoned. The top of the crystal is complete, and it has a fine termination. The crystal has fine deep lilac color in its bottom part. A sizeable crystal, weighing 88 grams.