Topaz / Locality - Murzinka Mine, Sarapulka District, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia

$950.00

Shipping to United States: Free

A classic example of the famous Murzinka Topazes from the Urals in Russia. This locality is one of the most historic granitic pegmatites in the world, producing some iconic “old world” specimens most notably of Beryl and Topaz. Good gem Topaz crystals from this locality are few and far between. This attractive large thumbnail / toenail specimen is a wonderful example from Murzinka showing classic textbook orthorhombic form along with very sharp, defined, lustrous, smooth crystal faces on all sides. I would say the color is a VERY pale blue, as when I put it against a white piece of paper, I could see only a faint blue tone, so it’s not completely colorless. The upper portion of the crystal (near the termination) is in very good condition with only superficial nicks. The base of the crystal is cleaved, the same as nearly every other single / off-matrix Topaz that I’ve seen from this locality. I have no idea when this crystal was mined. I actually bought it from a Russian mineral dealer in Munich in 2010, and he didn’t speak any English, and I don’t speak Russian, so I couldn’t find out if this was from an old historic find, or from a newer discovery. Regardless, it’s a really good example of Urals Topaz, and if you collect this material, or Russian minerals, or just gem crystals in general, you don’t see a lot of these on the market, so don’t miss out on this gorgeous full-bodied crystal.

Locality: Murzinka Mine, Sarapulka District, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia

Specimen Size: 3.1 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm (thumbnail)

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 7 - 14 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 10 - 20 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 7 - 14 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.