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Elbaite
stock #20 AE-7-082 B
Paroon Valley
Konar (Kunar) Province, Afghanistan
5.4 x 3.2 x 3.1 (cabinet)
price: $1750


A big, glassy crystal with a very dark blue-green shaft becomes a lighter blue near the top, then grades to a water clear zone and ends with a thin reddish purple cap. Well terminated with a transparent flat top and with great luster. In very good condition, with only very tiny bits of edge wear that is not easy to spot and a small unobtrusive chip on the back. An older piece this color combination is not very common. The top portion is all gem clear but the majority of the crystal is rather dark and only a little light passes through. Displays well and a good value for a stout single crystal. A hefty 106 grams.
SOLD Spodumene -gem grade
stock #SOLD 8.AE-634
Pech, Chapa Dara District
Konar (Kunar) Province, Afghanistan
4.6 x 3.4 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Winter 2016-17

A doubly-terminated, complete and glass clear gem crystal of rich color Spodumene. A perfect floater this has no points of attachment and has exceptional transparency in person. Each face shows a different type of etching,there is no damage at all, simply a nice, colorful and fine crystal. An excellent Afghan Pegmatite gem!
Spodumenne var. Kunzite
stock #AX-12-603
Darra-I Pech Pegmatite Field
Konar (Kunar) Province, Afghanistan
11.1 x 7.3 x 9.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Post Tucson 2015

An older, sizable matrix specimen of light blueish Clevelandite hosts a 5.8 CM Kunzite crystal sharply terminated with good color and zoning. Associated are Quartz crystals to over 3 CM and a few scattered Elbaite and Schorl are noted too. The esthetics are quite nice while the Kunzite is nicely etched and in fine undamaged condition. Some chipping and bruises are seen on the quartz which keeps the price quite low but this still displays nicely.
Spodumene (bi-color pink and green)
stock #116-JM-1227

Konar (Kunar) Province, Afghanistan
6.8 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $380


A very clean pink to green Kunzite (spodumene) with great form and good pastel colors. Ex John Marshall Collection (with labels). From finds in the early 80's in Kunar this age ensures that the colors you see are stable and will not fade. Bi colored Spods are rare and they are clearly not irradiated or faked either. In good condition and mostly gem clear inside, a good gem crystal that will not break the bank.
4 specimens listed
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