Dragon Minerals - Update November 23, 2018

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21880: Topaz (naturally etched) - $60
Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.7 x 3.8 cm (2.4 x 1.9 x 1.5 inches)
Weight - 110 grams (0.24 pounds)
Specimen status: Available   Send email to order

A colorless, naturally etched beryl specimen, with interesting etch patterns and surface texture. Hard to describe, and just plain cool to experience in person. Sculptural and aesthetic. Originally sold to me as a beryl but its true nature is revealed by the basal crack perfectly parallel to the base. (The specimen does not appear to be in danger of breaking apart along this cleavage.) Sits nicely for display without needing a stand. No damage.

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