Bixbyite With Topaz
Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm
This specimen features a very equant, lustrous, sharply formed bixbyite perched upon a natural pedestal of topaz and smaller bixbyites. This is a rather large bixbyite crystal, about as big as you can get and be perched upon something, matrix or association, and yet still be a competitive thumbnail size. Obtained from the collector, John Holfert, approx. 10 years ago