Topaz

Topaz

Regular price $3,600.00
SKU:47983
Locality: Xenolith Ridge claim, Taryall Mountains, Park County, Colorado, USA
Dimensions: 6.3 x 6.7 x 6.8 cm

While Colorado's Taryall Mountains have been a well-known locality for gem topaz crystals for over 100 years, crystals of this size (6.8 cm and 310.4 grams) and rich blue color are highly-unusual. This is a superb large topaz from a remote locale called the Xenolith Ridge claim, which is a cliff band high in the Taryall Mountains typically accessed by rappelling down to pockets of ropes from above. The color is an intense sky-blue with hints of peachy-tan towards the base, and the crystal is sharp and well-formed. There is one restoration where a small section of the upper termination face had been naturally removed in the pocket, but I still think for the size and color this is an outstanding Colorado topaz and a real rarity for the Colorado collector.
Repaired: 1x
Restored: 1x