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Spodumene var. kunzite

#CS59404

Spodumene var. kunzite

#CS59404
Availability
Sold
Size
11.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
LiAlSi2O6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Pala dist., San Diego Co., California, United States
Tagged
pegmatite mineral

Large pink kunzite Spodumene crystal which is terminated and partially etched.  Two of the sides look to be cleaved and shows good color zoning from pink at the termination to yellow with feathering and inclusions at the other end. It shows the pleochroism of Spodumene quite well.

Spodumene

Formula
LiAlSi2O6 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Bladed, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
grayish white, pink, violet, emerald green, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness
6.5-7 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Chris Schmitz Collection
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