Dims: 1.3 x 0.5 x 0.4" (3.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 9.4 g
Kunar Valley, Afghanistan
This single Kunzite crystal is in moderately good condition, showing considerable damage that has removed half of its most acute prism edge and left a clean, flat face that is deprived of striation. It has good monoclinic prismatic form, with relatively well-defined edges and heavily striated but mostly clean faces that possess a bright pearly-to-vitreous luster, and is doubly-terminated. When viewed from its sides, it shows a rather pale pink coloration, but Kunzite's pleochroism makes the color appear much deeper when the crystal is viewed from either end. It is transparent and quite clear at one end, but clouds up considerably at the other end because of a high concentration of inclusions and internal fractures. There is no host rock or other material present.