Topaz- Light Blue Crystal from the Spitzkopje Area


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This topaz crystal is from the Spitkopje Granite Stock in the Spitzkopje Area, Karbib, Erongo Region, Namibia. This is a vast area in the western part of the country that contains many mines and diggings that produce over fifty different mineral species. It is noteworthy for the many pegmatite minerals found there including the gemstone topaz. It is a silicate that contains the elements Al, Si, O, F and H. This particular crystal is about a 50 % gem quality crystal with light inclusions and or internal veiling in the other 50% of the crystal. It has a well defined habit and a light blue color and a glass luster. It measures 1 3/16 x 3/4 x 5/8 inches or 30 x 19 x 17 mm.

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Weight5 oz