Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm
Two crossed, gemmy and lustrous, sherry-colored topaz crystals are aesthetically perched atop mounded volcanic tuff matrix on this excellent specimen from Tepetate, Mexico. The large crystal is 3.3 cm and the smaller crystal has a very gemmy, complex termination. The small, isolated crystal is a nice accent. The base has been sawed to enhance display. Choice material from the Charles Hansen Collection, a well-known California collector.