- Miniature, 5.2 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm
- Sakangyi, Mogok, Burma
- Ex. William (Bill) Larson
Limpid and totally gemmy, this large face-centered, champagne-colored topaz crystal is much better in person because it is so glassy and clear, it is hard for the camera to focus! It is nearly pristine, save for a tiny ding on the right side of its large face. Contact at the base is common since the miners just pop them off their matrix, but the crystal itself is complete all around. I could gaze at it for hours at a time and not see all the details. It really just is THAT much cleaner and clearer in person. We have seldom had so much difficulty photographing a good gem crystal. The mass is 166 grams. Superb! From the Burma collection of "Burma Bill" Larson, who has for decades brought out gems and then minerals as this region opened up to the trade in specimens.