Welcome to the Topaz Gallery!


The pictures in this site are taken by The Crystall-Pocket from minerals from our own collection or from private collections from friends and family and are displayed with permission. Copyright for all pictures by The Crystall-Pocket 2006 - 2007!

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Links to other Rooms in our Virtual Mineral Museum:

Tourmaline Room - Garnet Room - Quartz Room
 
Topaz Room - Spodumen Room - Fine Minerals Room
 
Alpine Room - Namibia Room - Pakistan/Afghanistan Room



Topaz from Namibia
Blue Topaz,
Kleine Spitzkoppe, Namibia

A gorgeous blue Topaz from the world famous location at the Kleine Spitzkoppe in Nambia., where wonderful crystal-clear colorless, but also nice  blue Topazes like this beauty.

Photo & Specimen:
CS-Collection (Austria)


 
Topaz, Vietnam
Clear Topaz,
Luc Yen Mining District, Vietnam

The Luc Yen Mining Distric has become famous (again) in the past years because of the spectacular finds of large, multicolores Tourmaline. However, there are also other gem bearing pegmatits near by. They also carry Topaz, like this colorless, clear specimen. .

Photo & Specimen:
CS-Collection (Austria)


 
Topaz, KAthlang, Afghanistan
Topaz in Matrix,
Kathlang, Afgansitan

Kathlang is world-famous for the fine pink colors that Topazes from this location show.
Here is a fine, ~ 15 mm high example, which is half frozen in pegmatitic matrix.

Photo & Specimen:
CS-Collection (Austria)


 
Pink Topaz, Ouro Preto, BrazilPink Topaz
Ouru Preto, Brazil

Ouru Preto in Brazil is one of the best know locations for fine Topaz in the world. It os well know for its hot pink Topazes and its golden Imperial Topazes.


 
Golden Imperial Topaz, Urupreto, BrazilImperial Topaz
Urupreto, Brazil

Photo & Specimen:
CS-Collection (Austria)


Pink Topaz, Urupreto, BrazilPink Topaz
Urupreto, Brazil

Photo & Specimen:
CS-Collection (Austria)



Topaz from Thomas Range, Utah Imperial Topaz,
Thomas Range, Utah




Topaz from Thomas Range, Utah Imperial Topaz in Matrix,
Thomas Range, Utah

This ia another example from the same location. It is interesting to see how the surrounding matrix forms a darker circle around the specimen.

Photo & Collection:
CS-Collection (Austria)


 
Topaz from Murzinka, Urals
Topaz,
Murzinka, Urals

Slighly blue Topaz from Murzinka, Urals. Murzinka is a very famous location, which produced gems for the Russion Emperors.  When viewed under daylight this specimen shows a very slight phantom growth, meaning that a first grown cystal (here of slight blue color) continues to grow in another color (here colorless). Phantom growth is also very common in Quartzes.


 
Topaz from Murzinka, Urals
 Blue Topaz,
Murzinka, Urals

Here is another fine Topaz from Murzinka, less clear, but with a much more intense color.

Photo & Specimen:
CS-Collection (Austria)


 
Topaz from Haramosh
Topaz with Quartz
Pakistan

Photo & Specimen:
CS-Collection (Austria)


 
Topaz from Haramosh
Topaz with Clevelandit
Sassi, Pakistan

New find from 2006: Topaz with Sherry-colored body and colorless top and base, with Clevelandit; Sissi (Sassi), Haramosh, Pakistan.

Obtained from www.jrmineral.com - an excellent source of fine minerals from Afganistan and Pakistan.

 
Topazwith matrix, Haramosh
Topaz with Smokey Quartz
Sassi, Pakistan

From the same find 2006: Topaz with finest Sherry-color on a Matrix formed of two Smokey Quartzes; Sissi (Sassi), Haramosh, Pakistan.

Obtained from www.jrmineral.com - an excellent source of fine minerals from Afganistan and Pakistan.

Photo & Specimen:
CS-Collection (Austria)



Please visit us again - we will add more rooms to our gallery ....
      
Links to other Rooms in our Virtual Mineral Museum:

Tourmaline Room - Garnet Room - Quartz Room
 
Topaz Room - Spodumen Room - Fine Minerals Room
 
Alpine Room - Namibia Room - Pakistan/Afghanistan Room