- Bixbyite With Topaz
- Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm
- Solarwind Claim, Thomas Range (North), Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
This specimen is a large thumbnail, showcasing a very complexly beveled, sharply terminated, and lustrous bixbyite crystal. The crystal is so jet black and metallic, that photos fail to convey how good it really is in person. The bixbyite measures 1.6 x 1.3 x 1 cm, and is flanked by minor associated champagne-colored topaz crystals, on a bit of rhyolite matrix. Superb thumbnail, with a rather large crystal for the species.