Topaz, Schorl
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
A large, gem-quality topaz crystal with textbook form, dramatically decorated with a crystal of black schorl tourmaline. The crystal is complete all the way around the sides, with the back being basically a contact face (where it attached to matrix at one point but has broken free). In person, in a case, it is much more gemmy than it appears here, with light refracting and being caught in the camera. Weighs 67 grams. 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm