Topaz ps. Augelite
Another very unusual new find from Peru-- pseudomorphs of topaz (!) after augelite from Mundo Nuevo. Actually, depending on the piece, there are varying degrees of topaz replacing or simply forming a cast where the augelite used to be.This one is more of a hollow cast, but very clearly retains the shape of what was once a very sizable augellite crystal. According to Jaroslav Hyrsl (who also had a few of these available at the show) and who is an expert on Peruvian minerals, this is the first recorded occurrence of Topaz in Peru.