Topaz

Topaz

Regular price $2,400.00
SKU:22359
Locality: El Chalten, Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina
Dimensions: 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.0 cm

A wonderful gemmy light sherry-colored Topaz crystal with the appearance of an etched ice cube from El Chalten, Argentina. This locality, featured in a 2009 Mineralogical Record article, was discovered by rock climbers who were thwarted by bad weather while attempting to climb one of the famous huge granite spires of the Cerro Torre region of Argentina. While rappelling down the granite cliffs, the climbers noticed open pockets along horizontal pegmatites, and found that they contained gem-quality topaz crystals! The topaz from this find not only has a great story but has excellent transparency and fascinating etching features. The luster is bright and there is no noticeable damage. This crystal is from a small, one-time find and would make a fine addition to anyone's collection.

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