Topaz and Schorl on Quartz (Floater!)
Dassu-Haramosh, Gilgit, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm
This remarkable combo specimen features a super-gemmy, SHARP, 100% terminated topaz embedded in the arms of a diverging quartz termination. The topaz is 4 cm in length and actually is doubly-terminated, with its bottom or rear end wrapping around a sharp, perfect, 4-cm-long schorl which lances out at about a 90-degree angle from the topaz, perfectly in plane, emerging through the OTHER side of the quartz at that same 90 angle of separation! It is very sharp, very exquisite, and much better in person. Th3e whole cluster is damned near a floater, with just a small bit of albite matrix attached at the back, near the junction of all 3 minerals. Otherwise, this is complete all around, and undamaged, as well.