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Topaz on Rhyolite
stock #21.1-336
Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County
Utah, United States
6.4 x 5.6 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Late Summer 2021

A perfect, gem clear sherry colored Topaz crystal perched on a hard Rhyolite matrix. This classic locality is famed for Topaz and this is an especially choice piece with unusual perfection and no fading to the rich color. Even under 20x magnification this is undamaged. This does not have dark inclusions or interior cleaving lines inside as most do, it is eye-clean gem. This zone continues to produce a few nice pieces each year to dedicated diggers but the quality of this piece is far beyond most found. Most crystals of this size or larger are far less clear or even opaque.

Topaz
stock #21.1-315
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
1.7 x 1.2 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $70
Late Summer 2021

A simple, cute small blue Topaz crystal with a tiny druse of micro Topaz that is orange-red in color. From a find in 2017 on the Hohenstein, these small Topaz were in fractured pockets on a crumbly matrix and most were found as loose crystals. We obtained several from the miners in Namibia at that time. Most of the Topaz in the find was colorless but some were this light sky blue. This is undamaged, complete and doubly terminated.

Topaz on Microcline with Quartz
stock #17.1-524
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.6 x 4.7 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $230
new year 2021

Small, perfect, gem clear Topaz crystals are perched on a Microcline crystal that is perched on a Smokey Quartz crystal. This association of species is a classic assemblage and very well-presented in this Erongo specimen. The condition is good, with some contacts and edge roughness on the matrix, the Topaz are fully perfect even under strong magnification. This was excavated by the "small miners" collective on Hohenstien in 2017.

Topaz on Quartz and Clevelandite
stock #6.2-203
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
7.8 x 6.4 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
new year 2021

Several Quartz crystals are clustered around a single gemmy Topaz crystal set on Clevelandite. The Topaz has some lightly frosted faces and others are glass clear, transparent and very lustrous. The color is a light sherry hue that looks slightly pinkish in some light. From finds in 2004 in Yunnan Province in China, we have not seen such good pegmatite minerals from this region for several years. In good condition overall as seen there is a crack in the Topaz and a chip is noted on one face that is not very evident or distracting. A really choice Chinese Topaz.

Topaz - classic Russian, on Feldspar, Quartz
stock #16.1-597
Murzinka Mine,Sarapulka Dist., Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
5.4 x 3.2 x 3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $560
new year 2021

A 2.5 CM tall gem clear colorless Topaz crystal rises above the contrasting Matrix. The Topaz is undamaged, in impeccable condition, the matrix has some bruising but it is the matrix and not at all a detriment. A very nice composition over all, good Topaz from the Urals is something of a mineralogical prize and highly respected by collectors. A very good value for the quality and esthetics.

Topaz- gem clear crystal on matrix
stock #20.1-271
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
4.3 x 3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $380


Water clear Topaz with perfect form perched on a jagged pegmatite matrix. From the Sakangyi Mine which produced much fine Topaz at one time, this locality has been idle for a few years but is likely not fully exhausted. Very glassy luster, a few faces show extra modifications but overall a classic textbook crystal form. Quite a lot of Sakangyi Topaz had frosted faces and distinct striations, but some smaller crystals like this have faces with no visible striations but have a few termination faces showing a bubbly texture. All in all a pretty prism. No damage.

Topaz
stock #16.1-573
Teofilo Otoni, Mucuri Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.2 x 3.1 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring 2020

A main crystal that is nearly all gem clear and is over 6 CM tall shows glass clear faces on 3 sides with one face etched, included and with complex modifications. The condition is very good, the upper half is all gem clear and the lower part has additional smaller crystals attached. A very nice Topaz from the prolific region of Teofilo Otoni, this weighs a hefty 91.4 grams.

Topaz on Quartz with Muscovite etc
stock #20.1-105
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
4.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $260
Spring 2020

Several glass clear, colorless Topaz crystals in perfect condition are sticking out of a Quartz crystal matrix. From the Pegmatite of Sakangyi, which had been the source of the best of the Myanmar Topaz, but is now idle. In fine condition, this is a nice example of the occurrence and looks fine from several angles.