Kunzite With Quartz
Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 8.5 x 7.0 cm
An unusual specimen with a surprisingly rectangular-looking pink kunzite frozen in bladed cleavelandite matrix at the base of a sharp prismatic quartz crystal. The contrast of shape is really appealing, visually. Small green tourmalines anchor the kunzite to the quartz like spider webs, in the crevasse between them. The kunzite crystal is 6 x 5 x 1.8 cm. It is fully terminated on the viewing side, unusually flat and straight on its edge as opposed to the normally jagged or pointy termination you would expect. It is strange, but totally natural. The rear termination of the kunzite seems to be contacted where it grew against something else, not broken, per se Overall, just a very unusual piece! Joe Budd photos