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1.5" 131ct CHAMPAGNE TOPAZ Gem Crystal Tribute Pocket AgnusDei Claim CO for sale

1.5" 131ct CHAMPAGNE TOPAZ Gem Crystal Tribute Pocket AgnusDei Claim CO for sale

$469.00$700.00
Product Code: EB1216TOPCO4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Tribute Pocket, Agnus Dei claim, Cameron Cone, Crystal Park, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
Size 1.5" x 1.1" x 0.6"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

Here is a superb, gem quality, and very lustrous terminated crystal of topaz from the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) claim, located by Rich Fretterd and Jean Cowman on December 8, 2012. The crystal is a unique champagne-tangerine color, and features spectacular etching figures on the prism faces of the topaz. These distinctive etching patterns are the result of the removal of the abutting matrix crystals, probably by reaction with very late stage fluids as the pocket cooled. Fretterd named the new pocket the “Tribute Pocket,” in honor of the two original miners who discovered the topaz in the 1930s.