This photo was viewed 0 times and was downloaded in full size 0 times.

This photo was liked 0 times

Source page:



English: Spodumene
Locality: Pala Chief Mine (MS 6452; Chief Mine), Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 9.5 x 6.8 x 2.6 cm
Spodumene var. Kunzite
Kunzite was first discovered around 1900 in California by the noted mineralogiust Frederick Kunz, who had specimens from this locality. Historically, the best spods in San Diego were collected from this mine and they are at least 60-100 years old. This one ranks right up there with the few famous pieces I have seen for quality of color and gemminess, and should be considered a very important US gem crystal specimen. The kunzite suite here is one of the finest California kunzite suites I know of and was a particular source of pride. This particular specimen is a FLOATER, complete all around, with VERY RICH violet-pink color which is strong when looking down the long or c-axis and a more typical pink color on the other axes. It is as good an old Pala kunzite as I have seen for sale in many years! At 350-plus grams, too, it weighs about a pound and is no lightweight! Apparently this came to Chris out of a German collection, through California dealer Cal Graeber. 9.5 x 6.8 x 2.6 cm
Deutsch: Spodumen
Fundort: Pala Chief Mine (MS 6452; Chief Mine), Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego County, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 9.5 x 6.8 x 2.6 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/ck40b.jpg, Description: http://www.mindat.org/photo-20409.html
Other versions


Rob Lavinsky, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following license:
w:en:Creative Commons
attribution share alike
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Attribution: Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

OTRS Wikimedia The permission for use of this work has been archived in the Wikimedia OTRS system.
It is available as ticket #2010022810018255 for users with an OTRS account. If you wish to reuse this work elsewhere, please read the instructions at COM:REUSE. If you are a Commons user and wish to confirm the permission, please leave a note at the OTRS noticeboard.

Ticket link: https://ticket.wikimedia.org/otrs/index.pl?Action=AgentTicketZoom&TicketNumber=2010022810018255

Only registered users can post comments. Please login.

EXIF data:
File name spodumene-ck40b.jpg
Size, Mbytes 0.0354345703125
Mime type image/jpeg

See some ads as well as other free photos:

The images at Free-Photos.biz come mainly from Wikimedia Commons or from our own production. The photos are either in the public domain, or licensed under free linceses: Free-Photos.biz license, GPL, Creative Commons or Free-Art license. Some very few other photos where uploaded to Free-Photos.biz by our users and released into the public domain or into free usage under another free license (like GPL etc.)

While the copyright and licensing information supplied for each photo is believed to be accurate, Free-Photos.biz does not provide any warranty regarding the copyright status or correctness of licensing terms. If you decide to reuse the images from Free-Photos.biz, you should verify the copyright status of each image just as you would when obtaining images from other sources.

The use of depictions of living or deceased persons may be restricted in some jurisdictions by laws regarding personality rights. Such images are exhibited at Free-Photos.biz as works of art that serve higher artistic interests.

christianity portal