Dragon Minerals - Update December 27, 2018

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15694: Hematite and Topaz - $200
Maynard's Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah
Cabinet - 13.9 x 11.4 x 9.5 cm (5.5 x 4.5 x 3.7 inches)
Weight - 630 grams (1.39 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

This highly unusual specimen consists of gray, metallic, very sparkly microcrystalline hematite having several caverns, and hosting hundreds (if not thousands) of tiny, also sparkling transparent to opaque topaz crystals. These topaz crystals reach about 4 mm in length. Has a myriad of display angles which do not require a stand. A few very small bald areas are noted but these are simply lost in the entirety of this sparkly, sculptural, and aesthetic specimen. A search of Thomas Range mineral photos on Mindat reveals that specular hematite is quite common but this size and exceptionally rich hematite/topaz association is quite unusual.

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