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Sinhalite — specimen 0150, photo © NMNHS
Sinhalite — specimen 0150, photo © NMNHS

Sinhalitespecimen 0150


South Asia
Sri Lanka
Sinhalite — specimen 0150, locality map

Weight: 1.43 ct; size: 8.16 | 5.57 | 3.88 mm; shape: cushion; colour: medium light yellow; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: very good; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; very good mixed style cut.

More information from ‘Classification’

A rare accessory mineral formed in boron-rich skarns at the contact of limestones with granite or gneiss (Anthony et al., 2001—2005). Faceted specimens are relatively rare. The largest faceted stone is a 158 carat from Sri Lanka (Arem, 1987: 173).