Minerals from the Thomas Range, Utah, USA

A003-001 - Topaz

Location: Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 6,0 x 3,2 x 2,0cm
Weight: 22g

A very aesthetic cluster of partly clear Topaz with minor Fluorite on top. Half of the crystals and the complete backside shows the typical inclusions of sugary Quartz. Attached a photo of the original pit, explored by Maynard Bixby and still productive in 2007.  Today the pit is refilled, collecting no more possible.

Price: SOLD


A003-002 - Topaz

Location: Four Jay Mine, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 2,5 x 4,0 x 2,0cm
Weight: 16g

Great group of gemmy Topaz with amber color. All crystals have perfect terminations and superb luster. The specimen comes from the west side of Thomas Range and was found in 2009. You see an open cavity, notice the roots, which often show the way into the pockets.

Price: SOLD


A003-003 - Topaz

Location: Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 1,8 x 2,3 x 1,0cm
Weight: 7g

Single crystal with beautiful termination, slightly frosted on top. On the backside you find minor Rhyolite matrix. You see an opening of a pocket zone with wedges.

Price: € 240


A003-004 - Topaz

Location: Topaz Valley, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 2,3 x 2,5 x 1,0cm
Weight: 5g

What a beauty. Very showy Topaz cluster from the West Wall in Topaz Valley. The perfect main crystal is doubly terminated, a small one shows a tiny point of attachment. Location photo shows the Valley in the middle with Topaz Mountain. Specimen comes from the white rocks on the left side.

Price: SOLD


A003-005 - Topaz

Location: Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 2,0 x 3,5 x 2,0cm
Weight: 10g

A perfect thick crystal with Rhyolite inclusions at the bottom. You have a look into the main pit of Maynard Claim in 2007, now it's refilled, collecting is nor more possible.

Price: € 280


A003-006 - Bixbyite

Location: Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 2,5 x 3,5 x 1,8cm
Weight: 14g

It's difficult, to find such a perfect crystal on matrix. Solarwind Claim is well known for the modified Bixbyites, Maynard Claim, not far away is the type locality for the mineral. There, the crystals occur as small, perfect cubes. View to the small pit, when you come down from Dugway pass. The claim is private property, collecting is not allowed!

Price: SOLD


A003-007 - Bixbyite

Location: Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 2,3 x 3,0 x 2,0cm
Weight: 18g

Two black, metallic Bixbyites, highly modified with small Topaz on both sides. Notice the very small fragment of a Pseudobrookite needle, sticking out of the mail crystal. Minor Rhyolite on the backside. View of the main wall of Solarwind claim, which is private property, collecting is not allowed!

Price: € 380


A003-008 - Bixbyite

Location: Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 2,5 x 2,2 x 1,5cm
Weight: 6g

Another small matrix specimen. The bixbyite, perfectly perched on the edge of Rhyolite rock, measures 1,0 x 0,7cm and shows superb luster. From this productive zone, with an open pocket, we were lucky to get nice matrix specimens in 2007.

Price: € 130


A003-009 - Bixbyite

Location: Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 1,2 x 1,2 x 1,2cm
Weight: 7g

A sharp, large and lustrous Bixbyite single crystal with exceptional modification. Some sand included Topaz on the bottom. It's fun, opening such cavities in the Rhyolite rock and if you're lucky, you find such beauties. The claim is private property, collecting is not allowed!

Price: € 230


A003-010 - Topaz

Location: Four Jay Mine, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA
Size: 1,5 x 3,0 x 0,8cm
Weight: 5g

More rare are the Topaz crystals with sharp, pointy terminations. This small pair has outstanding luster, on the backside you find several flakes of Hematite. The attached photo shows the result of a successfull day at the west side of the Range.

Price: € 230

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