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    Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    "A wonderful chisel shaped transparent blue single crystal with a bit of green tourmaline on one side. It is one of the best topaz crystals found at the deposit and the world. X Roxanne Kremer and Jocinto Neto specimen."
    - Rock H. Currier

    What's there to say? This monster is a world class Topaz specimen in every way: color, form, size, transparency, luster, etc. Whatever criteria are applied to it, it meets. Are there others as good? Possibly. Have any been offered for sale? Lately? Not in any forum, either public or private, that we know about. Maybe there's one out there somewhere, along with Big Foot, Nessie, and Elvis. Yes, that's a photo of the Topaz with Rock holding it, for scale, and Rock was BIG man. One of the world's finest mineral preparatory labs has cleaned this Topaz, filled the internal fractures, and repaired the minute damage that occurred when this massive crystal was wrestled, intact, from the mine - not an easy feat considering this enormous Topaz weighs a whooping 7 pounds (3.28 kg.) There is a custom acrylic base.
    Overall Measurements: 6.1 x 4.7 x 4.3 inches (15.5 x 12.0 x 11.0 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Roxanne Kremer Ex. Jocinto Neto Collections [RHC #6846, acquired 1998]
    MinID WP4-Q4X

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

    Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    26th Monday 10:50 am CT
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 72001-72322) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Monday, August 26, 2019.
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