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Clinohumite — specimen 0045, photo © NMNHS
Clinohumite — specimen 0045, photo © NMNHS

Clinohumitespecimen 0045


Southeast Asia
Vietnam, Yên Bái, Lục Yên
Clinohumite — specimen 0045, locality map

Weight: 0.16 ct; size: 3.53 | 2.86 | 1.99 mm; shape: octagon; colour: medium orangey red; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: good; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; good step cut style. Source: John Bradshaw, Coast to Coast Rare Stones International.

Other specimens
Clinohumite — specimen 0458

More information from ‘Classification’

In contact metamorphic zones in dolomite rocks and metasomatised limestones adjacent to felsic rocks; in serpentine and talc schists; in carbonatites (Anthony et al., 2001—2005). Faceted specimens are rare.