- Bixbyite and Topaz
- Miniature, 5.5 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm
- Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
- Ex. Giancarlo Fioravanti
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Splendent, jet-black, .95 cm crystal of Bixbyite with gemmy Topaz, on a contrasting rhyolite matrix. The mirror-like Bixbyite has attractive, modified corners, and is associated with sherry-colored Topaz crystals. In fact, the Bixbyite is so lustrous you can easily see the Topaz reflected in it. This unusual pairing is one of the more desirable combinations from the Thomas Range. An outstanding and aesthetic small cabinet piece.