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Imperial Topaz

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Colour:
Golden Yellow
Name:
When pink topaz was first discovered in Russia, ownership was restricted to the Czar and his family and those to who he gave it as a gift. This is why fine colored topaz is known as imperial topaz.
A variety of Topaz

Traditionally imperial topaz was orange in color with red dichroism. Today the definition has expanded to include colors like pinks, reds, lavender pinks and peach pinks but usually excludes yellow or brown.

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Classification of Imperial Topaz

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Physical Properties of Imperial Topaz

Colour:
Golden Yellow

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for Imperial Topaz

Specimens:
The following Imperial Topaz specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Imperial Topaz

(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Iron Quadrangle
Maria S. Adusumill (1997) Minerals in Brazilian Jewelry: Inherited and Coveted Art and Culture. Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt. ISSN 1017-8880, Band 41, pp 15-22; de Brito Barreto, S., & Bretas Bittar, S. M. (2010). Los depósitos de gemas de Brasil: localización, producción e impacto económico. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 62(1), 123-140.
        • Cachoeira do Campo district
          • Dom Bosco
USGS Professional Paper 341B
        • Main district
          • Saramenha
de Brito Barreto, S., & Bretas Bittar, S. M. (2010). Los depósitos de gemas de Brasil: localización, producción e impacto económico. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 62(1), 123-140.
        • Miguel Burnier (São Julião) district
          • Hargreaves
USGS Professional Paper 341B
de Brito Barreto, S., & Bretas Bittar, S. M. (2010). Los depósitos de gemas de Brasil: localización, producción e impacto económico. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 62(1), 123-140.
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
P. Lyckberg
Zambia
 
  • North-Western Province
    • Solwezi District
Stanislav Vrána photo 364440, Bruce Cairncross (pers. comment)
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