- Topaz with Albite var. Cleavelandite
- Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
- Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm
- Ex. Herb Obodda
This is a remarkably beautiful and balanced Topaz-Albite combination piece from Pakistan! The Topaz is super sharp, gemmy, glassy and displays a pleasant, champagne color. This Topaz measures 3.6cm tall, 3.6cm across and 3.3cm in depth. It is graced by a a few fanned aggregates of snow white Albite for contrast. The combo is captivating and its beauty is enhanced by the sharp crystal faces and edges with small pyramidal faces, some, like the pinacoid termination, display minute growth hillocks that reflect light from various angles. Just outstanding, for the size. Formerly in the collection of our friend and well-known dealer who really first opened up the Pakistani mineral trade,and is now retired, Herb Obodda.