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AUSTRALIAN TURQUOISE SPECIMEN

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An amazing Australian Turquoise Specimen for you. This is a collection piece hard to come by.  Collected from the classic Aussie location of Amaroo.  This mineral is not often available and usually cut into jewellery so don’t delay!

Location:
Amaroo Station, Northern Territory, Australia.

Dimensions:
3.4cm x 3.2cm x 3.1cm, 42g.

TURQUOISE
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O.

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AUSTRALIAN TURQUOISE SPECIMENAUSTRALIAN TURQUOISE SPECIMEN

An amazing Australian Turquoise Specimen for you. This is a collection piece hard to come by.  Collected from the classic Aussie location of Amaroo.  This mineral is not often available and usually cut into jewellery so don’t delay!

Location:
Amaroo Station, Northern Territory, Australia.

Dimensions:
3.4cm x 3.2cm x 3.1cm, 42g.

TURQUOISE
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O.

Turquoise is a valuable mineral and is possibly the most valuable, non-transparent mineral in the jewelry trade. Turquoise has been mined since at least 6000 BC, by early Egyptians. Its history also includes beautiful ornamental creations by Native Americans and Persians. Its popularity is still strong today, although crystals of any size are rare.  Some small crystals have been found in Virginia. Most specimens are cryptocrystalline, meaning that the crystals could only be seen by a microscope.

The finest turquoise comes from Iran but is challenged by some southwestern United States specimens. Turquoise is often imitated by “fakes”, such as the mineral chrysocolla.  Poorer turquoise specimens are often dyed or colour stabilized with coatings of various resins.  Howlite is often dyed and used as fake turquoise.  The name comes from a French word which means stone of Turkey.  This is where Persian material passed on its way to Europe.

Turquoise – The colour of Tiffany.

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Weight42 g
Dimensions12 × 10 × 8 cm
color

Blue

AUSTRALIAN TURQUOISE SPECIMEN

An amazing Australian Turquoise Specimen for you. This is a collection piece hard to come by.  Collected from the classic Aussie location of Amaroo.  This mineral is not often available and usually cut into jewellery so don’t delay!

Location:
Amaroo Station, Northern Territory, Australia.

Dimensions:
3.4cm x 3.2cm x 3.1cm, 42g.

TURQUOISE
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O.

Turquoise is a valuable mineral and is possibly the most valuable, non-transparent mineral in the jewelry trade. Turquoise has been mined since at least 6000 BC, by early Egyptians. Its history also includes beautiful ornamental creations by Native Americans and Persians. Its popularity is still strong today, although crystals of any size are rare.  Some small crystals have been found in Virginia. Most specimens are cryptocrystalline, meaning that the crystals could only be seen by a microscope.

The finest turquoise comes from Iran but is challenged by some southwestern United States specimens. Turquoise is often imitated by “fakes”, such as the mineral chrysocolla.  Poorer turquoise specimens are often dyed or colour stabilized with coatings of various resins.  Howlite is often dyed and used as fake turquoise.  The name comes from a French word which means stone of Turkey.  This is where Persian material passed on its way to Europe.

Turquoise – The colour of Tiffany.

Check out more Australian Minerals for sale here

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