Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Nuristan Province (Nurestan; Nooristan), Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
This very gemmy, lustrous, sharp crystal has great form, and excellent pink and green color zones, showing a great bright pink hue when viewed down the "c" axis. These specimens have truly made their mark on the mineral world, and can truly be considered among the finest Kunzites extant. This crystal is also very well formed, and shows virtually no signs of hydrothermal etching, like so many crystals from this region.