BURMACOLL-16
Topaz on Quartz
$9,000.00
Cabinet, 13.0 x 11.4 x 7.9 cm
Sakangyi, Mogok, Burma
Ex. William (Bill) Larson

This very large combo specimen is composed of a 13 cm-long colorless quartz crystal attached to a doubly-terminated, glassy and gemmy, light champagne-colored topaz measuring 7 cm in length. The association is unlikely, in such size and geometry, but there you have it. The topaz is actually complete, with an old break on the bottom grown over by later deposition of topaz. The basal termination on the bottom now is "healed," and it features many individual faces. The top termination is crystallographically interesting with its sharp steep faces in which you can find pyramids, prisms and a dome shape. There is very minor and insignificant bruising on the lower right hand side of the topaz. This is a major combo specimen from Mogok that weighs 824 grams (over 2 pounds). 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.

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