|“||So they came to the Golden Gate, the last of the ancient gates of Turgon that were wrought before the Nirnaeth...and in the midst upon a golden pyramid was set an image of Laurelin, the Tree of the Sun, with flowers wrought of topaz in long clusters upon chains of gold. And the Gate itself was adorned with discs of gold, many-rayed, in likenesses of the Sun, set amid devices of garnet and topaz and yellow diamonds.||”|
–Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin, Unfinished Tales
Topaz are one of the rare types of gems that can be found while mining in Middle-earth. They are a bright orange colour.
As with all the gemstones, the best way to obtain gemstones is to mine them yourself. Another option for those of you who don't like mining is to go and buy them from the various traders that sell them.
As with all the gems in the mod, topaz can be turned into a block by combining nine of them. Other than that, they can't be used in any other types of crafting. The best use for them as of now is to sell them to a trader who accepts them, who will pay a decent amount of coins (6 - 10).
- Topaz has a Mohs hardness of 8.
- Topaz can be found in enormous crystals weighing hundreds of pounds in Brazil.