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English: Topaz
Locality: Alabashka pegmatite field, Yuzhakovo Village, Ekaterinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: miniature, 3.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm (50 grams)
Fine crystals of topaz from the Ural Mountains date back to the czarist days of the mid to late 1800s and are highly sought after today. One like this which is a well-formed, transparent, pastel blue, nearly equant crystal, is exceedingly rare today. This is gemmier in person, totally transparent and see-through, with a pastel blue color distinct for the locality. The terminations are pristine there is no damage except a small ding on each of two rear edges. Large crystals of this quality are hard to obtain today. Ex. Dr. Eugene Meieran Collection.
Deutsch: Topas
Fundort: Alabashka pegmatite field, Yuzhakovo Village, Ekaterinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russland (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 3.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm (50 grams)
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/gem7-31a.jpg, Description: http://www.mindat.org/photo-258628.html
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