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Mineral ExchangesWanted Topaz - Unusual localities for my collection

18th Apr 2014 09:29 BSTTony H. Gill Expert

Topaz collector here living in the UK.


I collect topaz of all sizes. Ideally crystal in matrix pieces however single crystals are ok. I love unusual localities and historic specimens.


I'm not interested in Pakistan, Afghan material, Utah or anything else that seems to saturate the market.


I am interested in or am missing in my collection the following (just to name a few):

- Japanese

- Scottish

- Russian

- Californian

- Maine or New Hampshire

- Burmese

- German

- Ukraine

- Colorado

18th Apr 2014 17:01 BSTVernon Greenwood

I have some small NH specimens from The moats and few old baldface mt pieces also, most are single crystals. The matrix specimens tend to have really small topaz on them. Are you interested in a trade? Thanks Vern

18th Apr 2014 19:22 BSTHarald Schillhammer Expert

Tony, it seems we're in the same boat :). The classical localities are quickly covered, but the rest is sometimes not so easy to come by.

I think I could help you with Burmese topaz. I have them in all sizes from thumbnail to fist size - the latter not in breath-taking quality, though.


I am mainly looking for Topaz from Mozambique, Madagascar and Mongolia, preferably matrix specimens - and blue Murzinka Topaz, of course :), but these are almost unaffordable these days.


Cheers

19th Apr 2014 06:12 BSTJoel Dyer

There is also topaz available from Finland, but don't know if that is an unusual location or not. Viitaniemi, Orivesi has bluish, bluish-green topaz, but the vast majority of best topaz, especially crystals, have been removed up to decades ago.

19th Apr 2014 09:05 BSTSpencer Ivan Mather

Hi Tony, you can find pale blue topaz crystals in Norway as well..

19th Apr 2014 09:43 BSTTony H. Gill Expert

Hi Joel, Spencer


Yes I know this, do you have any?


Thanks


Tony

20th Apr 2014 00:18 BSTryan christensen

Hello,


I have two nice topaz specimens from the ural mountains, Russia. Once has twinned crystals. If you are interested I can send pics.

20th Apr 2014 03:08 BSTDana Slaughter

I've never heard of twinning in topaz and would be suspect about such specimens. Of course, I'm no topaz expert and would love to see pics of presumed topaz twins.

20th Apr 2014 05:26 BSTPhilip Persson Expert

Have some nice Colorado topaz crystals for trade; Taryall Mountains as well as the classic 'Glen Cove' locality on Pike's Peak. Am interested in minerals from most all 'classic' British localities; Cornwall, Cumbria, etc.


cheers,

Philip

20th Apr 2014 06:26 BSTJoel Dyer

Tony,


I'll see what I can do for you: I have mostly semi-crystals of light blue topaz left to trade ( I give away / trade a lot of my stuff) but another collecting season has started ;). I sent you a PM.

20th Apr 2014 16:42 BSTryan christensen

Here is the twinned Topaz crystals on matrix, all crystals are twinned.

20th Apr 2014 16:42 BSTryan christensen

I guess photos would help huh

20th Apr 2014 16:55 BSTDana Slaughter

Hi Ryan,


I found a reference to topaz twinning and just saw your photos---excellent by the way---and stand corrected! Thanks for the photos.

20th Apr 2014 17:00 BSTHarald Schillhammer Expert

Difficult to judge from the pics, but are you sure this is topaz? Have you checked this for phenacite?


Cheers

20th Apr 2014 17:05 BSTryan christensen

Hello,


Yes I have tested it for Topaz. Phenacite would be nice though, since the piece is 3.5 inches tall.

20th Apr 2014 18:53 BSTHarald Schillhammer Expert

ryan christensen Wrote:

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> Phenacite would be

> nice though, since the piece is 3.5 inches tall.


Indeed!

25th Apr 2014 23:15 BSTRoger Lang Manager

Tony,

just acquired some Topaz from old stocks (19th late/early20th century) from Japan, Russia (including a lot of pink single xls) and Australia - quite uncommon material - so please contact me these days if you like. You should have my mail address ;-)


Cheers

Roger

25th May 2014 00:56 BSTHiromi

Hi Tony,


I have a few Topaz from Japan.

Please contact me if you are intersted in.

yamasaki50@hotmail,com


Hiromi

25th May 2014 01:07 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager

I got an incredibly ugly topaz from Australia - embedded in some sort of limonitic matrix - but I loved the locality name: the Hairy Peruvian mine :)-D

25th May 2014 10:10 BSTTony H. Gill Expert

Hi - thanks folks, messages sent


Always on the lookout for some great locality pieces! :)

3rd Jun 2014 19:59 BSTAlbert Wieman

Hi,


i have some micromount german topz specimens. If you're interested please contact me.


greetings Albert

4th Jul 2014 21:04 BSTTony H. Gill Expert

Hi All


Still looking for rare and exotic topaz localities! Please get in touch! :)


Cheers

Tony

8th Aug 2014 06:41 BSTAlberto Thirion

Mexican Topaz

I am selling this Topacio, you interested?
Mexican TopazTony H. Gill escribió:

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> Topaz collector here living in the UK.

>

> I collect topaz of all sizes. Ideally crystal in

> matrix pieces however single crystals are ok. I

> love unusual localities and historic specimens.

>

> I'm not interested in Pakistan, Afghan material,

> Utah or anything else that seems to saturate the

> market.

>

> I am interested in or am missing in my collection

> the following (just to name a few):

> - Japanese

> - Scottish

> - Russian

> - Californian

> - Maine or New Hampshire

> - Burmese

> - German

> - Ukraine

> - Colorado

8th Aug 2014 10:15 BSTAlberto Thirion

This Topacio I buy it in the mountains of Durango, about ten years ago and keep it, I now want to sell it, the stones have a notarial certificate of origin.

I say if you're interested, and wants out of the country of Mexico.

They also have another document that is said to be genuine Topaz and is a well known Mexican gemologist.

Alberto

11th Oct 2015 22:25 BSTTony H. Gill Expert

Hi


Interested in good quality, unusual topaz crystals of all sizes, I have most localities.


Particularly after the rarer locality's and as good as they get. Also have a preference for matrix specimens if possible.


Thanks

20th Oct 2015 04:25 BSTJin Xueyan

Hi, Are you interested in China mineral specimen, please? We have plenty species:)-D
 
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