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Kingman turquoise

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This turquoise is from a very old stash.It weighs 28.1 g. I polished one end to see the true color.I think it is bisbee or kingman.. Opinions please..alt text

asked Nov 12, 2012 by jacko (1,060 points)

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That's definitely a nice color. Is there any reason you are specifically limiting it to Bisbee or Kingman and excluding any other locality possibilities?

answered Nov 13, 2012 by hershel (45,560 points)
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a jeweller at the lapidary in Yuma Az i go to said it is bisbee,although I sent a photo to Durangosilver.com and they said it is likely kingman. So I still don't know for sure. Thanks for your interest.

answered Nov 13, 2012 by jacko (1,060 points)
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I guess certain experts can attribute the color to a specific locality, but its difficult to do that unless very trained. If the locality is unknown then it could be from anywhere.

answered Nov 13, 2012 by hershel (45,560 points)

That looks like a fine piece of Bisbee. It's got that specific blue that only Bisbee has. I have some myself and I wish I had some with that much Bisbee blue showing.That particular blue has only been found in Bisbee. I could be mistaking it for Kingman but my money is on the Bisbee. Congraduation!

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I am convinced it is kingman

answered Nov 18, 2013 by jacko (1,060 points)

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