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Triplite

Triplite

Formula
Mn2+2(PO4)F 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Good, Distinct, None 
Luster
Resinous - Greasy 
Color
brown, dark brown, salmon pink, brownish black, black 
Streak
yellowish gray 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
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Triplite from Ho Nala, Braldu Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Triplite
            from Ho Nala, Braldu Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Triplite is a primary phosphate found in pegmatites and is usually just an ugly deep brown. This stuff is the world's best and is a flaming reddish orange color and gemmy.

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