Darra-i-Pech, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm
Start Time: 11/11/2009 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/24/2009 7:51:41 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This elegant crystal splays outward from its base, widening from 2 cm to 2.5 cm by the time it crests at its widest point just under the termination. The crystal is complete all around, 360 degrees. It has extremely high luster and the most intense green color this locality produces, before a transitional clear zone under the termination. The termination is complete all around, and its apex is so intensely maroon in color, it is almost purple in person (the camera cannot capture the luster AND the color precisely). From mining in 2008, I bought this pocket en masse and sold most of it already, but this one crystal had been out at the cleaning lab, separated, and only just recently returned to me. 59 grams. Valued $4000-4500

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