Topaz, Quartz
Dassu (Dasso; Dusso), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm
This fine gem topaz specimen is very hard to shoot as it is colorless, and the large topaz is quite gemmy. The luster is glass-like. What is cool about this specimen is not just the gem 4.5 cm crystal, with textbook form, but also the four smaller topaz crystals that rise in parallel next to it, intergrown with quartz crystals.