Dassu, Braldu Valley, Shigar Dist., Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Miniature, 5.2 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm

Here is a well-formed, rich champagne colored Topaz crystal from Pakistan. This is a robust, largely transparent crystal with great luster on all of its faces and a central slightly turbid area in the center from some veiled fluid inclusions. The prism and pyramid faces are well-developed and glassy without damage and the crystal is contacted at the very bottom where it was attached to the pegmatite pocket wall where blades of Albite were once attached. The mass of this beauty is 158.1 grams - a big and juicy crystal with unusually strong color for a fair price, compared to the usual quality of these.