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Gouttes d'eau

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Formula:
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Name:
Literally "drops of water" in allusion to the color.
Synonym:
A synonym of Topaz
Name applied to the purest, colorless (white ?) Brazilian topaz crystals, which, when cut have a brilliancy rivaling that of diamonds, but lacking the fire.


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Chambers’s Mineralogical Dictionary (1964) Chemical Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY, USA (reprint): 23.

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