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Triplite With Topaz

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Triplite With Topaz

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Braldu Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3 × 2.8 cm
Description

An extremely rare phosphate mineral Triplite(Mn,Fe++,Mg,Ca)2(PO4)(F,OH) incombination with beautiful large well terminated  topaz.

The gemmy triplite featuring bright orange-pink -red color , there are minor chipping to side of topaz , while healed section at base.

A really nice good combination example, the first  from the locality.

 

 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Triplite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.10
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Chanteloube, Razès, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
8.0
Streak: 
White
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