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English: Spodumene
Locality: Anita Mine (Magee Mine; Magee & Dougherty Mine; Sage Mine), Red Mountain, Cahuilla District, Riverside County, California, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: large cabinet, 17 x 2 x 12.5 x 7.4 cm
Kunzite in matrix
This is a spectacular display piece, museum sized and of high quality, showcasing a rare large kunzite in matrix from the county. The undamaged crystal has a rich pink color, and is doubly-terminated, complete at both ends. The crystal is not broken off from or repaired onto its matrix - rather, it was very, very carefully excavated to leave a stable anchorage behind it. It measures 18 x 5 x 2 cm in size and is complete. There is a thin crack in the middle, but the matrix stably holds it together. In person, it is more clearly seen how sharp the leftmost termination is, in particular. The color is excellent, particularly for the mine and the county in general. The style and the matrix together are uniquye - it is obviously not from the common places we see, Brazil or Afghanistan. And, as it is in matrix, this has to rank highly among all kunzite found here, from several localities, over the years since the early 1900s when it was found in San Diego and named in honor of the gemologist G.F. Kunz. Many people do not realize that San Diego was the type locale for kunzite. NOTE: this is from a private collection in Germany which was broken up several years ago.
Deutsch: Spodumen
Fundort: Anita Mine (Magee Mine; Magee & Dougherty Mine; Sage Mine), Red Mountain, Cahuilla District, Riverside County, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 17 x 2 x 12.5 x 7.4 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/new09/pala44a.jpg, Description: http://www.mindat.org/photo-249654.html
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