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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2017 11:54    Post subject: Favourite Topazes?  

What are your favourite TOPAZ localities? My personal favourites are:

- Schneckenstein cliff, Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany
- Nujiang Valley, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
- Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
- Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
- Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
- Xanda mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil



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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Schneckenstein cliff, Tannenbergsthal, Muldenhammer, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony/Sachsen, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size 4 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  12292 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
 Dimensions: Crystal size 13 mm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  12306 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2017 13:02    Post subject: Re: Favourite Topazes?  

Alabashka, Ural Mts., Russia, 9 cm tall. Most likely Mokrusha Mine.


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 Mineral: Topaz, Quartz, Albite
 Locality:
Mokrusha Mine, Alabashka pegmatite field, Yuzhakovo, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
 Dimensions: 9 cm tall
 Description:
 Viewed:  12232 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2017 19:53    Post subject: Re: Favourite Topazes?  

Former collection of Geary Murdock, collected in 1984. This is the best of only two matrix specimens I know about and has been in my collection since Oct 1984.


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 Mineral: Topaz on Quartz
 Locality:
Centerville District, Boise County, Idaho, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0 cm x 5.0 cm
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 Viewed:  12170 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2017 07:09    Post subject: Re: Favourite Topazes?  

Mika pegmatite, Rangkul' Highlands, Pamir Mts, Tajikistan

One of my all time favs



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 Mineral: Topaz, Quartz (variety morion)
 Locality:
Mika pegmatite, Rangkul, Pamir Mountains, Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
 Dimensions: 6cm x 4cm
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 Viewed:  12055 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2017 08:18    Post subject: Re: Favourite Topazes?  

Cairngorms, Scotland?

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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2017 05:17    Post subject: Re: Favourite Topazes?  

Thought I would add one of my favorites. This crystal is favored because it is doubly terminated, a rarity with topaz. The crystal faces clearly demonstrate that topaz is hemimorphic or hemihedral; that is, it possesses lower symmetry than most orthorhombic crystals, The result is that the forms on each termination are dissimilar, a feature commonly seen in tourmaline. Hemimorhphite is so-named because of this property. The crystal is 5 cm long and is from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Hi Tony. That is a wonderful topaz. Not clear what James' comment means.



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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 Dimensions: 5 cm long
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Doubly terminated Topaz
 Viewed:  11792 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2017 05:59    Post subject: Re: Favourite Topazes?  

Sorry John

I meant, it is a favorite Topaz locality for me! As in this page of the book

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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2017 11:35    Post subject: Re: Favourite Topazes?  

Tony wrote:
Topaz, Quartz (variety morion)
Mika pegmatite, Rangkul, Pamir Mountains, Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
Dimensions: 6cm x 4cm
Very beautiful combination!
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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2017 15:50    Post subject: Re: Favourite Topazes?  

My favorite topaz locality and my favorite specimen of several I have from there
It is doubly terminated but it is difficult to discern in this photo



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 Mineral: Topaz
 Locality:
Ghundao Hill, Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
 Dimensions: 3.0cm total specimen
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 Viewed:  11730 Time(s)

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