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How can we register this Topaz weighting 29700 carats to world record ?

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asked Oct 28, 2017 by Lajuj (160 points)

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Contact a museum.Contact a lawyer. Contact a geologist at your local university. Do that in any order you wish. I'd call a lawyer first. They should be able to start you off. I'd be careful. A man in my state found a stone and showed it on the internet and the state took it from him. Claimed they owned every rock over such and such a size.
answered Nov 3, 2017 by Weasel (58,940 points)
Thanks so much my dear friend, we will do whatever we can to protect our stone.
Thanks once again
I think there are larger topaz crystals out there in some museums. The American Museum of Natural History has a very large crystal in their mineral hall that is likely larger than this (don't know its exact carat size though)
The Gillespie Museum of Minerals in Deland Florida has a large Green Topaz that weighs 130 pounds!  130 pounds = 58,966.96 grams, which x5 will equal 294,834.8 carats.  The Stetsons collected minerals from all around the world and this topaz came from Brazil.  The museum has also sent specimens to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.  The museum in Deland is a part of Stetson University.  It is an amazing rock to behold, with clear, unscratched crystal faces and a good green color.  I have a photo of it, which I will send to you if you ask pretty please.
My grandmother and Aunt lived in Deland, Florida. I have been there but not to  your museum. I would definitely enjoy a photograph of your magnificent Topaz and of any other samples you would like to post. My parents who lived in Daytona Beach and my grandmother who lived in Daytona are all deceased, so I no longer visit the area and will not have an opportunity to stop in anytime soon. I am closer to the Alfred Seaman Museum of Minerals in Houghton, Michigan.

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