Dims: 1.7 x 1.2 x 1.2" (4.3 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 1.17 oz. (33.3 g)
This thumbnail specimen consists of two Topaz crystals that are partly intergrown with their crystalline quartz host. The larger of these crystals has dimensions of 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.3" (1.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm), and is in excellent condition, showing no visible damage. The smaller crystal, however, is damaged along nearly its entire length and is not quite complete. Both have excellent orthorhombic prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces. Their color is a pale brown with a hint of pink, their luster is vitreous, and both are transparent and very clear. The accompanying quartz crystals are generally a bit larger in size and are in generally good condtion. Their hexagonal form is very good, and all are colorless, transparent, and reasonably clear, though they contain both veil-like inclusions and internal fractures. There are also a few broken albite crystals and muscovite books present.