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    Topaz
    Klein Spitzkopje, Spitzkopje Area, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia

    Klein Spitzkopje in Afrikaans means: The little pointed hill. As implied by the modifier 'little' there is also a big spitzkopje in the area, but the little one commands our attention here because it is the source for very fine and colorless Topaz crystals of high transparency. This one is of above average size, very complete and well formed, with glassy luster and great transparency. That transparency is interesting because there is a 'phantom' crystal inside the piece, caused by some perturbation of the growing crystal before it finished its growth. This can be seen as the sparkling, ghost-like outline of a crystal inside the final one. There is no damage and the condition is pristine.
    Measurements: 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 inches (5.3 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance:
    Rainbow of Africa Collection


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    15th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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