Dims: 1.7 x 1.3 x 1.1" (4.4 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm)
Wt: 25.7 g
This excellent hand specimen consists of a single Topaz crystal that extends from a white pegmatite base. The crystal has dimensions of 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.5" (1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm) and is in excellent condition, showing no fresh damage. There is a suspicious looking break at its base, but this breakage occurred prior to mining, and the crystal healed back onto its base. Its orthorhombic prismatic form is likewise excellent, and its pyramidal termination is truncated by a small basal face that has an almost perfectly symmetrical hexagonal shape. It is colorless, transparent and quite clear - a few internal fractures are present - and it has a pearly-to-greasy luster.