Spodumene var. Kunzite
Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
A sharp, aesthetic pair of thick Kunzite crystals. Clusters such as this are uncommon, usually being found just as singles. The color ranges from a yellow (Triphane) in the lower portion to a prevalent, delicate pink (Kunzite) in the upper. The larger crystal is totally gemmy in the upper two-thirds, while the entire smaller crystal is gemmy through and through. The terminations on both are excellent (this is especially notable since many Kunzite terminations are etched and not as sharp), with the luster varying from splendent to silky. Only one narrow side is cleaved (a common occurrence), which provides a good, clear window into the gemmy interior. This is a dramatic Kunzite, and it has a moderate orange fluorescence, as a bonus.