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Triplite With Quartz

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Triplite With Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm
Description

An interesting gemmy partial triplite crystal hosts to well terminated quartz ,such a  terminated and matrixed especially with quartz is very very rare to find.

A very good high quality specimen 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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White