Viitaniemi pegmatite, Erajarvi area, Orivesi, Etela-Suomen Laani, Finland
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
This is (for Finland) a SUPERB, HUGE and sharp crystal of topaz. It has textbook form, and the typical light blue color and slight translucence for this locality. There are a few rough spots, but the condition would be considered very fine for this locality, and in context of the size of the crystal. This piece should not be viewed in comparison to more beautiful topaz specimens from places such as Brazil, but as a very significant locality specimen for the species.