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Spodumene on Quartz | 236 grams | Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet Area, Manitoba, Canada | SO24

Product Type: Spodumene on Quartz Crystal
Specimen Size:   Cabinet-Sized
Dimensions:   69x54x63mm / 2.7x2.1x2.5 inches
Weight: 236 Grams / 8.3  ounces 
Origin: Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet area, Manitoba, Canada

 

This is from Tanco mine, a beautiful combination of a nicely formed and colorless(white) Spodumene on top of Quartz matrix.  This fabulous specimen is fluorescent under UV light.

Spodumene is a pyroxene mineral and is a source of lithium. It occurs as colorless to yellowish Triphane, purplish or lilac kunzite, yellowish-green or emerald-green hiddenite, prismatic crystals, often of great size with single crystals of up to 14.3 m (47 ft) in size being reported.

Kunzite is the best-known variety of the mineral spodumene.  Kunzite gets its delicate color from trace amounts of manganese.

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