Pegmatite, Tourmaline, Topaz. Namibia

This is a thin section of a Pegmatite rock from Spitzkopje in Namibia, Africa. This source is known for it's crystals, especially Topaz. This sample contains mainly Tourmaline quartz epidote and Mica, but does contain Topaz. This is difficult to identify as the optical characteristics are similar to quartz, but close examination will show it. There are over 50 minerals found at this site, so you may find more than I have named.

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