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Triplite — specimen 0587, photo © NMNHS
Triplite — specimen 0587, photo © NMNHS

Triplitespecimen 0587

Origin

South Asia
Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Baltistan, Skardu District
Triplite — specimen 0587, locality map
Data

Weight: 0.11 ct; size: 3.07 | 2.98 | 1.82 mm; shape: cushion triangle; colour: medium light orangey red; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: very good; treatment: none.
Notes

Very clean specimen; very good mixed style cut. Source: John Bradshaw, Coast to Coast Rare Stones International.

More information from ‘Classification’


A principal primary phosphate, or replacing earlier species, in complex zoned granite pegmatites; in hydrothermal tin veins (Anthony et al., 2001—2005). One of the rarest gemstones.