Hematite after Garnet on Topaz with Bixbyite
Maynard's claim, USA
Bixbyite, Garnet, Hematite, Topaz
Maynard's claim , Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
An outstanding specimen featuring a grouping of hematite pseudomorph after garnet with small bixbyite crystals that has formed upon a cluster of sand-included topaz crystals. The specimen is from Maynard’s Claim in the Thomas Range, Millard Co., Utah, USA. The topaz sprays out from a common center, creating a dramatic backdrop for the hematite pseudos. The contrast of color between the metallic grey-black pseudomorphs and the off-white of the topaz is quite striking. No significant damage. Ex. Mike Harkness Collection. Comes with a custom acrylic base.