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English: Topaz
Locality: Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: thumbnail, 2.7 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm
This is a classic steeply terminated crystal from the famous 1972 glory hole at Dunton, collected by Mann and friends at that time (1972-1974). It is very gemmy and exceptionally symmetric as most of these skew into lumpiness. In fact, I cannot say as I have seen a more pointed termination, so sharp and steep, on one of these. It is also, for the lucky thumbnail collector, a perfectly sized FULL thumbnail from a find which produced many larger pieces and few choice thumbnail specimens. Lastly, it is extremely gemmy and totally transparent. Note the classic green hue with a sligh hint of blue, as well. So again, this is a classic, representative example for these finds; and frankly quite rare in thumbnail size. From the specialized Maine thumbnail collection of Jim Mann.
Deutsch: Topas
Fundort: Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 2.7 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/new2010/tz03d.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Topaz&page=31
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