Sonoran Blue Stabilized Turquoise Rough
Sonoran Blue turquoise comes from a small "hobby" mine near Cananea,
Sonora, Mexico. It has a fine medium-light blue color with pyrite matrix.
Turquoise is a copper-based mineral (hydrated copper aluminum phosphate).
Turquoise polishes well with diamond, tin oxide or green rouge.
Stabilized Sonoran Blue Turquoise Rough (Sawn Chunks & Nuggets) - $285/pound
| Sonoran Blue turquoise @ $285/pound is
composed of sawn chunks and nuggets. It tends to have a fine medium-light
blue color and some matrix, which is mostly pyrite. (Rough in the photograph
above is representative sample.)
||This piece has nice color with a line
of pyrite crystals. Measures approximately 60 x 28 x 26mm.
||Seems to be matrix free with light-blue color
throughout. Measures approximately 49.5 x 28 x 27 to 12mm thick.
||This piece has nice color with a little
matrix of pyrite crystals. Measures approximately 49 x 40 x 28 to 8mm
|| Seems to be matrix free with light-blue color throughout.
Measures approximately 33 x 27 x 37 to 8mm thick.