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Topaz With Albite

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Topaz With Albite

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Description
Locality: 
Doko, Basha Valley, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 6 × 6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.00cm
Description

A superb well terminated gemmy light aqua blue , lustrous , large topaz crystal is host to snow white well terminated albite matrix.

The topaz crystal measures 4cm x 5cm

Minor etching can be seen at base due to albite remove.

A good beautiful topaz specimen in person.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Topaz

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
Hardness: 
8.0
Streak: 
White

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna, Sweden