Dims: 0.8x0.3x0.2" (2.0x0.8x0.5cm)
Wt: 10.5ct (2.1g)
Thomas Range, Utah, USA
This is a nice topaz crystal, with a slightly pinkish golden color. It is transparent, with multiple internal fractures and a cloudy patch, plus several tiny bixbyite crystals as inclusions. The topaz has eight sides, although its shape is close to a parallelogram, and it has a pyramid termination. At first glance, it looks like a ridge along the termination has been damaged, but a loupe reveals that the whiteness is actually a coating of the host rock, and the specimen is essentially damage free.