Miniature, 4.5 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

This is a relatively HUGE triplite crystal that shows off like a red windowpane, fully translucent with even only a small amount of lighting. The crystal is terminated, although its unusual shape was constrained by growth in a thin vein pocket - which makes these distinct from all others of the species I have yet seen. nearly a floater, almost complete all around except a few minor contacts. Although the termination is irregular, it is there. There are substantial, large gem areas to this crystal that could be cut - significant in such a rare and colorful species. Mass is approx. 27 grams!

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