Collected around 2008. I remember my grandpa collecting these topaz pebbles in an orange prescription medicine bottle. The yellow color is so soothing.
Ok. These topaz pieces of pure magic make me so happy and yet so frustrated. I can replicate the shape with clay but not the translucence! I could always try to replicate this in glass but that seems insincere for some reason. Is glass considered rock too? We have things like obsidian which is volcanic glass so maybe it’s not insincere. I will try when I go back to BYU.
Here’s a link to my grandpa’s University page because I think he’s so cool: https://www.uvu.edu/profpages/profiles/show/user_id/703