Dragon Minerals - Update December 4, 2018

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10876: Topaz (variety Imperial Topaz) included in Quartz - $85
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Large cabinet - 17 x 7.9 x 7.3 cm (6.7 x 3.1 x 2.9 inches)
Weight - 1348 grams (2.97 pounds)
Specimen status: Available   Send email to order

Most people are familiar with the orange topaz (imperial topaz) from Ouro Preto, but here we have a specimen that in my experience is unique: a slightly smoky, mostly transparent quartz crystal is included with several imperial topaz crystals! The largest topaz, 2.5 cm in length, is fully included (except where the cleaved base pokes out; third and fifth photos). The quartz also includes a small cluster of dark, metallic blades; probably hematite. The quartz has one notable bruise and the termination has a few chips (otherwise the price would be twice as much). Something different from Brazil!

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