Spodumene var: Kunzite

Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Dara-i-Pech Dist., Kunar, Afghanistan
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 cm, 25.64 grams
Start Time: 01/25/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/01/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Winning Bid: $85

Item Description

These are some of the most well-known contemporary Kunzites from any world locality. The original pink Spodumene crystals first discovered San Diego County were named Kunzite in 1903 after the world famous mineralogist / gemologist, George F. Kunz. Kunzite is a well-known gem mineral thanks to various pegmatites around the world, namely those in San Diego County, California along with Minas Gerais, Brazil and Kunar & Nuristan in Afghanistan. Some of the finest example of gem quality Spodumene are those from Afghanistan. This piece is a lovely, lustrous, striated, beautifully etched, multi-terminated, soft pinkish-lilac colored Kunzite crystal, with no point of attachment, making it a complete "floater". A good portion of the crystal is WATER-CLEAR. The crystal has excellent luster on the front and back, and the graceful hydrothermal etching gives it an almost ethereal appearance. There are dozens of attractive "teeth"-like terminations on one side of the piece. When you look down the "c" axis, you can see a slightly richer color than when you look at the piece through the "a" axis. Specimen weight is 25.64 grams.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$85 02/01/2024 6:35:17 pm (CST)
$75 02/01/2024 6:35:17 pm (CST)
$50 02/01/2024 6:04:37 pm (CST)
$45 02/01/2024 3:59:16 pm (CST)
$40 02/01/2024 7:33:04 am (CST)
$35 01/31/2024 9:11:01 pm (CST)
$30 01/31/2024 9:11:01 pm (CST)
$25 01/29/2024 1:16:16 pm (CST)
$20 01/29/2024 1:16:16 pm (CST)
$10 01/27/2024 9:14:27 am (CST)