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Green Spodumene from Afghanistan

  • Color: Green
  • Size: 7 x 3.2 x 2 cm
  • Region of Origin: Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
  • City: Lexington
  • Zip/Postal Code: 24450
  • State: Virginia
  • Country: United States
  • Contact Phone: contact using email at right
  • Listed: December 5, 2012 11:33 am
  • Expires: This ad has expired
Green Spodumene from Afghanistan
Green Spodumene from AfghanistanGreen Spodumene for Sale

Description

Green Spodumene from Afghanistan

A light green crystal in excellent condition. These green colored Spodumene are much less common than the lilac and yellows, and this one is quite gemmy at the tip end as well. Not quite as green as in the pictures, it is tough to get the shade correct on this color, but it is a beautiful gem crystal.

What is Spodumene

Gem spodumene occurs very rarely and in much smaller crystals ranging from colorless to yellow, pink to violet, Kunzite, yellowish-green to medium deep green, Hiddenite, and an extremely rare light blue color.
Spodumene is a major source of lithium, which has a great variety of uses including in the manufacture of lubricants, ceramics, batteries, welding supplies, experimental fuels and in anti-depressant drugs. Spodumene gems are perfectly suited for setting into rings, pendants, brooches and earrings.The perfect cleavage of spodumene makes it more difficult to facet, and care is required to prevent damage when wearing a spodumene gem set in a ring.

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