Topaz, Quartz var. Smoky, Albite var. Cleavelandite

Topaz, Quartz var. Smoky, Albite var. Cleavelandite

Regular price $52,000.00

SKU #: 49410

Locality: Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Dimensions: 12 x 9.5 x 9.3 cm

The Dassu District in Pakistan's Braldu Valley is known for it's world-class specimens of aquamarine, topaz, and other desirable gem minerals. This is a superb cabinet-size matrix topaz specimen for this noted locale, featuring a large, ~5 cm wide totally gem champagne-orange topaz crystals nestled between pristine smoky quartz crystals. Both the smoky quartz and topaz is accented by snow-white rosettes of the 'cleavelandite' variety of albite. A stunning topaz specimen with ideal aesthetics and gorgeous color contrast. Jeff Scovil photo. Ex. Dr. Steve Neely Collection,


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