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amlogo1a1a1 M310a

Topaz crystals still attached to matrix are difficult to obtain from the Topaz Mt locale. Usually the crystals are only weakly attached to the cavity walls. When the hard matrix is broken in search of topaz-containing cavitites, the crystals normally fall free of the rhyolite matirx. Shown above is a very fine matrix specimen. Tucked neatly in the cavity is a nicely terminated topaz crystal The sherry color of this crystal will persist as long as the specimen is exposed to strong light for only brief periods. This is an unusually fine matrix specimen that would be a prized addition to any mineral collection. (M310, $65.00)