Bixbyite With Topaz
Topaz Mountains, Juab County, Utah, USA
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm
Ex. Dr. Ed David
A contrasting rhyolite matrix is the host for an unusual combo specimen. Splendent, jet-black crystals of bixbyite to 1.5 cm across are associated with gemmy, sherry-colored topaz crystals to 1.2 cm in length. This is one of the more desirable combinations from the Thomas Range. Seldom do you see so much bixbyite on one specimen, though, and with topaz as an association to boot!