Dragon Minerals - Update November 24, 2018

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26056: Spodumene (variety Kunzite) - $40
Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan
Cabinet - 10.3 x 2.0 x 1.2 cm (4.1 x 0.8 x 0.5 inches)
Weight - 40 grams (0.09 pounds)
Specimen status: Available   Send email to order

Here we have a complete, doubly terminated kunzite crystal, transparent in the middle doesn't come through very well in the photos and grading to translucent at the terminations. On termination is angular (fourth and fifth photos) while other is rough (but complete - probably a healed/etched natural break; final photo). The crystal cross section is triangular and complete (not cleaved; recall that spodumene is notoriously prone to cleavage along the c-axis). Although mostly colorless one end has enough lavender color to earn the name kunzite (also doesn't come through very well in the photos). No damage to this complete, floater kunzite crystal.

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