• Topaz
  • Topaz


$400.00   €372  £320.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC21916
A 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm perfectly terminated Topaz crystal protruding vertically from a small block of volcanic matrix encrusted with a creamy white earthy coating.  The root beer brown Topaz is transparent with glassy prism faces and has micro-stippled terminations.  This fine large thumbnail is from Mun. de Villa de Arriaga in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.  The name in the locality provided is “Tepetate” and is thought to be the Mexican term for a geological feature rather than a place name.  It describes a compacted or cemented geological horizon found in volcanic areas of Mexico. 


2.6 × 3.2 × 3.0 cm
Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

 Schneckenstein Cliff, Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany, Europe
Classic, well-developed wine yellow gemmy-translucent terminated crystal of Topaz measuring to 2cm...
 Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
A fine gem crystal specimen of a 'floater' prismatic Topaz and with a rare double termination and a...
 Little Three Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA, North America
A rare location beautiful gem clear crystal specimen of Topaz on a bladed matrix of white Albite,...
Topaz with Quartz
 Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
A couple of gem to opaque prismatic crystals of Imperial Topaz measuring to 1.5cm are partly...