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Topaz with Hematite and Rutile inclusions and Hyalite Opal from Tepetates, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

 
Topaz with Hematite and Rutile inclusions and Hyalite Opal from Tepetates, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Topaz with Hematite and Rutile inclusions and Hyalite Opal from Tepetates, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Topaz with Hematite and Rutile inclusions and Hyalite Opal from Tepetates, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Topaz with Hematite and Rutile inclusions and Hyalite Opal from Tepetates, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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Topaz with Hematite and Rutile inclusions and Hyalite Opal from Tepetates, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 54007
Mineral:Topaz with Hematite and Rutile inclusions and Hyalite Opal
Locality:Tepetates, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Description:Large doubly-terminated lustrous translucent red-brown topaz crystal with contact on the rear where it was attached to rock and colorless hyalite opal on one end. The red-brown color is due to microscopic hematite and hair-like rutile inclusions.
Overall Size:35x15x14 mm
Crystals:29 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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