Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm
Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
A sharp hexagonal 4 x 2.75 x 2.5 cm crystal, plush pink color, set atop unusual crystallized matrix - I am making a guess that it is quartz-coated lepidolite, or perhaps quartz-infused or quartz-replaced muscovite or lepidolite. The matrix is odd. Sculptural, trimmed nicely, oddly interesting! This crystal is unusually transparent for the find. The photos in the bottom row show both sides of this freestanding, dramatic crystal. I LOVE the matrix on this one, whatever it turns out to be.