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Huayra Huasi Mine, Papachacra Pegmatites, Papachacra, Belén Department, Catamarca, Argentina

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Topaz Mine.
Company: Juárez, Fabián A.
Record, register of mines of the province of Catamarca: J-165/97.
Topaz Production at 1999 in Kg.:
5 Kg. of loose crystals.
10 Kg. of associated crystals.

Smoky Quartz Production at 1999:
1,000 Kg.

Topaz crystals are mostly idiomorphic, often transparent, with fluid inclusions and less solid. The coloration varies from colorless to gently colored in brown orange tones, clear to greenish blue; prismatic habit reaching up to 10 cm in length (C axis) is presented. Are associated with idiomorphic crystals of smoky quartz, Amethyst, microcline, albite (var. Clevelandite), Muscovite, black tourmaline (var. Schörl), fluorite, violet and green, among others. By its crystalline purity and absence of cracks, a significant percentage shows ideal characteristics to grind. Many others are useful for the production of cabochons. So far available sizes vary on average 3 to 5 cm in length, depending on the axis C. The crystals that have a good development in size and shape, no damage on corners and edges, are ideal for collection, offered in isolated or crystals embedded in a matrix or associated with other minerals.

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Padrón de Minas de la Provincia de Catamarca.

Juárez, Fabián A. Topacios, Cuarzo y Feldespato. Juan S. Bach s/n La Quebrada. Río Ceballos, Provincia de Córdoba, Phone: +54 03525 156 41514, y Avenida Madrid 2170 (5000), Córdoba Capital, Phone: +54 0351 4576589.

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