Re: Digging Texas Topaz
Our club has hunted the fee ranches that are still open with some success. One of our members has found two beautiful blue topaz's and has had one faceted into a beautiful gem. They are out there but very few and very far between. There was an article in the Rock and Gem many years ago about a hunt for topaz in Mason county. One trick to finding topaz is to go out early in the morning with the sun coming up over your shoulder and look for glints in the dry river bed. When you see the sun reflecting off something do not move, keep yours eyes on the reflection and have someone else go to that spot to retrieve the object. If you go to it you will loose the glint and loose what the sun was reflecting off. Of course you can make shakers and make a concentrate and pan it later for topaz. One person in that article made a dry shaker and at the correct angle any topaz that was in the material being shaken would actually travel up the screen and all the rest would go down the screen.
Good luck and let us know if you find anything.
Rick L. the rockdoctor
From Rick L. - August 29, 2007 at 11:12:25