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FALSE TOPAZ [1 record]

Record 1 2005-04-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mineralogy
  • Jewellery
DEF

A transparent yellow or yellow-brown (sometimes red-orange or orange-brown) variety of crystalline quartz closely resembling topaz in color. It can be produced by heating amethyst or dark smoky quartz.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Minéralogie
  • Joaillerie et bijouterie
DEF

Variété jaune orangé du quartz. La couleur est due à la présence de traces d'oxyde de fer dans le réseau du quartz.

OBS

Système cristallin : rhomboédrique.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Mineralogía
  • Artículos de joyería
DEF

Cuarzo amarillo [...] que, calcinado en determinadas condiciones, da gemas de hermosos matices.

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