blue TOPAZ, MUSCOVITE – Brazil – GFS0275
blue Topaz, Muscovite
Xanda mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
10,3Xx7x7 cm. (main Topaz 3,7×1,1×1 cm.)
A fantastic, biterminated, light blue, sharp, lustrous and gemmy crystal of topaz is laid on a matrix composed by well formed Muscovite crystals, some with intergrowth inside the Topaz which apparently partially stopped its growth. Another small light blue crystal present in the lower part of the specimen.