Topaz With Albite
Maple Lode Mine, San Diego County, California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm
Ex. Chuck Houser
A complete, equant, oddly terminated topaz that is extremely blue for a San Diego topaz! Mined by Roland Reed, this is the finest topaz Chuck or I or Bill Larson have seen from the mine. It is also completely verifiable as Maple Lode and not Little Three Mine (aside from the odd form), as it was mined personally by Mr. Reed, and not from earlier finds here. Very significant!