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16 specimens listed
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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


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.
SOLD Topaz -rare purple
stock #SOLD 19.1-806
Ouro Preto
Minas Gerais, Brazil
2 x .9 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Spring 2020

Gemmy thumbnail crystal of imperial Topaz with the very rare pink-purple color. From the classic locality of Ouro Preto which has produced vast amounts of yellow and light orange Topaz over many decades. The purple and pink-purple colors are unique in the world. At Ouro Preto these are very rare and highly sought after, there has not been any new finds of purples in many years. Some similarity is seen with pink Topaz from Katlang, the only other source that ever came close, but the purple color from Ouro Preto is quite different, and treasured as gem rough and especially as specimens. This crystal is fully transparent, complete and lustrous.
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.
Topaz on Rhyolite (classic / historic)
stock #0450-JM-4011
Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County
Utah, United States
3.3 x 3.2 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $260
Dec 2018

Collected by the famed Ed Over in 1932, later in the George White collection, then sold by Kristalle to John Marshall in 2003 (his card and labels are included). A cute, gemmy sherry colored crystal with nice contrast to the matrix. A small rough area is noted where there has been a contact but otherwise a fine small piece with an antique turned wooden stand included (not seen in the photos). A choice piece of US mineralogical history.
Topaz - Classic Colorado
stock #15.1-684
Tarryall Mt, Park County
Colorado, United States
2.9 x 2.3 x 1.9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $230
Dec 2018

A very nice thumbnail with fine provenance. This was in the Warren Johansson Collection since September 1941, he obtained this from the legendary George M White. Warren was a student at that time and was very actively exchanging minerals while working on his Phd. George White is famed for his Topaz finds. This specimen has a flawless clear, undamaged Topaz crystal perched on contrasting matrix. A choice slice of mineral history.
Topaz - textbook form and transparency
stock #18.1-498
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mogok, Myanmar (Burma)
3.9 x 2.1 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Dec 2018

An "air clear" colorless Topaz crystal with perfect form from the famed Mogok gem region of Myanmar. The termination has additional face modifications and the condition is perfect, undamaged and with no internal cleaves. The Topaz of the Sakangyi can sometimes have an exceptional level of optical clarity, but most have some clouds or cleaves. Competition grade miniature that is especially impressive in person. So clear and glasslike it is difficult to photograph.
16 specimens listed
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