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

Triplitespecimen 0587


South Asia
Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Baltistan, Skardu District, 35.3°N 75.61667°E
Triplite — specimen 0587, locality map

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.

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.