Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Triplite is known for forming rather blobby crystals which for some reason tend to get deformed during growth, and this is typical of past finds from other locales nearby except that it is simply a prettier hue of color and affordable. The piece features a complete crystal perched on a little bit of matrix for display, and is really just a little jewel in person. . The color makes it so unique compared to other gem crystal species. Triplite is a very rare phosphate with gorgeous color. It is one of the single most rare minerals to ever come out of this region, and the crystals from here are certainly world's best of species by a long distance. There are substantial, large gem areas to this crystal that could be cut - significant in such a rare and colorful species.