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Topaz

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Namibian topaz crystals are famous from the granites at Klein Spitzkoppe as the they have to be broken off the granite, it being almost impossible to remove them from such a hard rock. Topaz is found in pegmatites and granites and can be linked to other common pegmatites minerals such as schorl, microcline and quartz.

Distribution: Klein Spitzkoppe and Gross Spitzkoppe.

Composition: Silicate.

Crystal system: Orthorhombic.

Lustre: Vitreous.

Streak: White.

Hardness: 8.

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