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Topaz with Hyalite Opal from Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

 
Topaz with Hyalite Opal from Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Topaz with Hyalite Opal from Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Topaz with Hyalite Opal from Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Topaz with Hyalite Opal from Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 72272
Mineral:Topaz with Hyalite Opal
Locality:Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Description:Lustrous transparent red-brown doubly-terminated topaz crystal with rounded formations of transparent colorless hyalite opal that fluoresce green under SW UV illumination. The topaz is colored by microscopic hematite and hair-like rutile inclusions. Ex. G. McLoughlin collection; ex. Ruggiero collection, originally acquired in 1976
Overall Size:38x19x8 mm
Crystals:micro to 38 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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