Topaz on Cleavelandite
Dassu, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 5.9 x 5.4 cm
Nestled in a matrix of snow white albite and quartz crystals is a 3.5 cm-plus jewel-like crystal of transparent, cognac colored, topaz. The transparency and color along with the matrix are just about as good as can be found in Pakistan. It is really breathtaking, in person, and a great piece at a fair price for such quality in a matrix gem topaz.