Definition of False topaz

1. Noun. A yellow quartz.

Exact synonyms: Common Topaz, Topaz
Generic synonyms: Quartz

Lexicographical Neighbors of False Topaz

false sarsaparilla
false scent
false scorpion
false shower
false showers
false signal
false smut
false start
false statement
false step
false steps
false strawberry
false suture
false tamarisk
false teeth
false topaz (current term)
false trevally
false truffle
false truffles
false vampire
false vampire bat
false verdict
false vertebrae
false vocal cord
false vocal fold
false wintergreen
false witness

Literary usage of False topaz

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diamonds and Precious Stones: Their History, Value, and Distinguishing by Harry Emanuel (1873)
"CAIRNGORM, CINNAMON STONE, false topaz, ETC. As a variety of quartz, the cairngorm possesses precisely those physical characteristics mentioned at p. ..."

2. A Glossary of Mineralogy by Henry William Bristow (1861)
"See false topaz, also SMOKY ... Garnet, occurring in translucent and well- * This name is also applied by jewellers to the false topaz brought from Brail). ..."

3. Underground Life, Or, Mines and Miners by Louis Simonin, Henry William Bristow (1869)
"The Group of Silicates: Rock Crystal, Morion and Smoky Quartz, false topaz, Cairngorm, White Stone; Irish, ..."

4. The Gem-cutter's Craft by Leopold Claremont (1906)
"false topaz. parties are the same as those of rock crystal; it is, however, dichroic. The presence of a trace of oxide of manganese accounts for the purple ..."

5. A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography by James Dwight Dana (1837)
"false topaz, or Cairngorm* stone, includes light yellow transparent crystals. ... The false topaz is met with in Brazil. Rose quartz occurs in a vein of ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... stone be true topaz or false topaz (quartz), it is merely necessary to drop the stone into a liquid made up to the specific gravity oi about 3; ..."

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