Dims: 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.7" (2.3 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 17.6 g w/ specimen box
Thomas Mountains, Juab County, Utah, U.S.A.
This piece consists of a chunk of beige rock that serves as a base for several Topaz crystals. Only the two largest crystals are appreciably exposed, and one of these is broken and incomplete. The other crystal, however, is in excellent condition, showing almost no visible damage. It has dimensions of 0.5 x 0.3 x 0.3" (1.3 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm) and has exceptional orthorhombic prismatic form with one of the finest terminations that I have seen on a Topaz from this locality. It has a pale golden-brown color that is common for its species and a bright, vitreous luster, and is transparent and extremely clear- I can see only one or two internal fractures. The piece is hot-glued into a plastic specimen box.