• Spodumene var. Kunzite
  • Spodumene var. Kunzite
  • Spodumene var. Kunzite
Gem Minerals

Spodumene var. Kunzite

$3,500.00   €3,431  £2,920.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC21521
A magnificent, ex-matrix crystal of Kunzite, the lilac variety of Spodumene, from the Oceanview mine at Pala in San Diego County, California.  A superb and wonderfully coloured Spodumene crystal measuring 11.7 x 6.4 x 1.4 cm with a good asymmetric spear-shaped termination and diagonally cleaved-fractured base.  The Kunzite is of a vivid lilac and displays its characteristic trichroic properties superbly.  Trichroic implies three different colours based on the crystallographic axis  from which it is viewed.  The colour is most intense viewed down the vertical axis, where the plan view of the termination appears intense purple-lilac.  The crystal is almost entirely gemmy and displays deeply furrowed striations parallel to its long axis.  A fabulous, vividly coloured Kunzite from California.

Details

Dimensions
12.0 × 6.5 × 1.6 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates
Locality
Oceanview Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
variety Kunzite, Spodumene

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