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Anyone know anything about "mystic topaz" that displays a sort of rainbow of colors? --Dante Alighieri | Talk 17:11, July 27, 2005 (UTC) "Mystic Topaz" is a treated form of colorless Topaz that is widely available on a commercial basis. The color treatment is confined to the surface of the gemstone. T.E. Goodwin 22:52, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
- Nevermind... I found out a little bit and I'm doing more research now. More to come later. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 17:35, July 27, 2005 (UTC)
Colourless Topaz (so-called Silver Topaz) and blue Topaz is also found in Namibia.
184.108.40.206 08:43, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
Introductory Paragraph Formatting
I think it is a bit monotonous to begin so many sentences with "It". Would anyone object to changing some of the "it"s to "topaz", "the mineral", etc? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Chicken Whiskers (talk • contribs) 22:30, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Merger of Blue topaz
The Blue topaz article has nothing that is simultaneously true, notable, and not already (or should not be) covered in this article. It should be merged. The following list is literally every claim in the blue topaz article that is not covered in topaz:
- This specific variety of topaz is mostly found in the north-western Texas Hill Country. This claim appears to be false, and I haven't found any sources to support it. Contrast with the description of its origin described on this page.
- The Mason County Chamber of Commerce says there is no commercial mining of topaz in that county. Not notable.
- The Handbook of Texas Online says "Colorless and light-blue varieties of topaz are found in Precambrian granite in the vicinity of Streeter in Mason County. Not notable (at least not other than in an article on the mineralogy of Texas.
- Topaz is not produced commercially. No context.
- The blue topaz is found naturally in many locations. Covered in topaz to the extent that topaz is found widely. Disputed by the article cited above.
- The Texas Natural Science Center exhibits a 1778 carat blue topaz found in a Brazilian mine. If this is a notable stone (and can be verified as such), it may warrant inclusion in the topaz page.
- Merge - nothing notable there - just some Texans promotional hype. A minor color variety does not rate a separate page. Vsmith (talk) 00:03, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
- Merge - I agree. Typically color varieties should be dealt with under the main mineral/gem, except for some very popular and large topics such as Amethyst etc. Gem-fanat (talk) 14:24, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
- Merge - They're the same mineral. I'm a bit surprised blue topaz had its own seperate article. This would be like pink sapphire having its own article. Also, I'm tired of reverting the topaz article to make it mention the varieties of blue topaz, and tired of arguing with laypeople. Blue topaz's shades WILL be mentioned in this article after a merger. --Ragemanchoo82 (talk) 05:35, 22 April 2009 (UTC), Graduate Gemologist
- I saw that. I guess I'm a little confused. Why is there such a nonsensical aversion to mention of the specific different shades of blue topaz available in the industry? Namely sky (the most common type), Swiss, and London blue. And before you answer, you should probably know I'm also a graduate gemologist. --RyanTee82 (talk) 08:20, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Different shades of blue
Why is there no mention in the article of the different shades of blue? Namely sky blue (which is what people usually see when they're shown blue topaz), swiss blue (a sort of neon blue color), and London blue (a deep grayish-blue). --220.127.116.11 (talk) 20:12, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
This article states some mythical uses of topaz, such as curing fevers and calming excessive anger. Should we include this information somewhere in the page? Let me know what you all think. ModestOhaio (talk) 19:51, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
- The EarthSky website is either a blog or forum and lacks references for its posts - therefore rather fails WP:RS. Vsmith (talk) 01:09, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
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|You can find a lot of information on mystic fire topaz at GEMaffair.com Wow, spamming the working list even! --Olneya 01:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)|
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