Kunzite

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LiAlSi2O6

Lithium Aluminum Silicate

Hard pink gemstone, a variety of Spodumene with the colour coming from manganese, the other type is green and called Hiddenite.

Named after G. F. Kunz, who discovered it in Connecticut, USA in 1902. It is currently mined in Brazil, USA, Canada, CIS, Mexico and Sweden.