MSR04 Topaz
Topaz locality, Andilamena District, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar
6.1x 3.6x 2.3 cm
$1400

A terminated and reasonably gemmy topaz crystal from Madagascar.

Topaz is not very common in Madagascar-- for all the gem materials found on the island, good topaz is remarkably difficult to find. Although not an absolute measure of rarity, Mindat only has 6 photographs of Malagasy topaz-- that alone attests to the scarcity of the mineral there.

This is a very well formed crystal, and particularly transparent compared to the couple others I have seen.









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