Topaz With Hyalite Opal
Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
Ex. Richard Heck
A gorgeous example of the classic topaz from this locality which were common before the 1980s or so. The crystal has unusual color and luster for the material. What really makes the piece, though, is the drapery of glistening white hyalite opal, that sparkles like ice particles atop. Classic old material, in extremely rare and aesthetic form - both the topaz itself and the associated species! Joe Budd photos