Topaz, Quartz, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Muscovite
Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Cabinet, 9.9 x 9.6 x 5.4 cm
The gem topazes on this large specimen are the centerpiece, but they are beautifully accented by prismatic crystals of quartz, snow-white cleavelandite and a nice book of muscovite that sits right beside the best topaz crystal. Actually there are two very fine and bright ones, the larger measuring about 2.3 cm. Both are glass-transparent through the center, pure gem.