1.85" Lustrous Topaz Crystal - Sakangyi, Mynamar

This is a gorgeous topaz crystal that was collected from the Mogok Township of Myanmar, formerly Burma. The large and lustrous crystal has pink-beige (champagne) coloration and an alluring luster. There is some very minor chipping along the edges and a natural fracture that runs across the middle of this specimen.

This topaz crystal is 1.85" tall and has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

Topaz is a rare silicate mineral that is also considered to be a semi-precious gemstone. It occurs naturally in a wide range of colors, but most natural topaz is colorless to light-yellow. Topaz has a hardness of 8 on the Mohs hardness scale making diamonds, corundum, and chrysoberyl the only commonly known minerals that are harder.

It primarily forms crystals within veins and voids of volcanic rocks. The crystals grow during the later stages of magma cooling while degassing releases the fluorine required for crystal formation. Topaz crystals are either mined from inside these voids in pegmatites or collected after it has eroded out of the rock.

Most topaz is light sensitive and can fade in color if exposed to direct sunlight for too long.

Sakangyi, Mogok Township, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
1.85" tall, 1.5" wide (longest measurments)