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Mineral Specimen No. 76969:
Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan.

This mineral specimen Spodumene var. Kunzite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Description of Mineral Specimen for sale No. 76969:

Mineral Species: Spodumene var. Kunzite.
Location of origin: Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan.
Description: Lustrous transparent pink-purple kunzite, the pink gem variety of the mineral spodumene, fully crystallized on all surfaces with minor brown pocket clay included in small crevices. The kunzite has many complex parallel faces that reflect simultaneously. No damage is visible to the unaided eye, but minor damage is visible under 20x magnification. Fluoresces violet under SW UV and fluoresces orange under LW UV illumination. Weight: 13.5 grams. Originally acquired in 1992 from R. Rosenblatt.
Overall size: 27x18x17 mm.
Size of individual crystals: 27 mm
Price: $45 (plus shipping).

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Mineral Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Photographs Above: daylight illumination.
Photograph Below: UV illumination with 254 nm shortwave (SW) ultraviolet illumination. Click here to see more fluorescent minerals
Shortwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Photograph Below: UV illumination with 365 nm longwave (LW) ultraviolet illumination. Click here to see more fluorescent minerals
Longwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Spodumene var. Kunzite for sale from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan

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