Here is an excellent example of a small pocket of topaz still encased in its host matrix. Utah has produced some amazing topaz specimens, leading them to name it the state gemstone. Topaz from this area can be found alongside some other very interesting minerals known as fluorite, bixbite (red beryl), and bixbyite.
Size: 1.9 x 1.6 x 0.8 in
Weight: 1.0 oz
Topaz is a silicate mineral that contains both aluminum and fluorine. The name Topaz is derived from the old French word "topazus", first applied during the 1730s. This mineral is most commonly found colorless or with slightly warm hues, such as yellows and oranges. Ancient writings of topaz are often confused with the other yellow mineral chrysoberyl. It can be found all over the world including Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Japan, and the United States. Some specimens have been found weighing hundreds of pounds. Blue topaz has gained popularity over the years. This is topaz that has been exposed to radiation to color the crystal blue.
Topaz encourages personal truth and wisdom. It assists in communication and more successful expression of thoughts and emotions.
Chemical Formula: Al₂SiO₄(F,OH)₂
Location: Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, United States
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