Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
A chunky, 77-gram crystal of kunzite, showing fine, rich lilac color. It has a sharp termination, with one conchoidal contact on the front side, but the majority of the contact is on the back, so you have a very nice display face. The interior is very gemmy. From the collection of noted California collector Charles Hansen.