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Assuming this is turquoise, but what kind?

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I've tried to research this, but can't find a match. Any help identifying what kind of turquoise this is would be greatly appreciated.

asked Jun 3 by jtrockboy (120 points)

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Turquoise is turquoise. There is real turquoise and faux turquoise (fake). Some has differing origins and bluer coloring usually from different mines. From what I know, there is nothing different in chemical makeup.
answered Jun 5 by Weasel (35,950 points)
First of all, thanks for the response. From what I've seen, it's common to identify different types of turquoise based on color, area found, mine, patterns, etc., and I was just curious as to what type of turquoise I had here.
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http://tucsonturquoise.com/?page_id=28

This link may help you. It has examples from prominant mines. It states blue turquoise froms where copper is present, probably Arizona, and the mine closest to what yours looks like is Bisbee.
answered Jun 7 by Weasel (35,950 points)
Thank you for the link. very informative.
 


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