A great Topaz Crystal. Well terminated with good clarity and size. A lovely gem crystal from the mighty Haramosh Mountains. Topaz is usually used in jewellery, mineral specimens are hard to come by. A beaut piece, mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display.
3.2cm x 2cm x 2.7cm, 44g.
Skardu District, Pakistan.
Named after Topasos Island in the Red Sea. In antique times, the name was probably used for the gemstone that is now known as Peridot. Topaz is a gemstone that has been used for centuries in jewelry. Topaz can make very attractive mineral specimens due to their high luster, nice colors and well formed and multifaceted crystals.