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Turquoise has withstood the test of time. Turquoise has been mined, traded, and used for over 6000 years. Ancient cultures, Egypt, Persia, Turkey, and China used Turquoise for adornment and medicine as well. New World civilizations such as the Aztecs, Incas, Mexican and Native tribes of the southwestern United States also prized Turquoise.

Turquoise is the birthstone for December.

Turquoise has been popular worldwide for thousands of years. Higher grades of Turquoise are rare and very valuable. Some of the stones from the rare mines worth as much as $200.00 USD per carat!

The chemical formation of Turquoise is CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8*5(H2O), Hydrated Copper Aluminum Phosphate and
it's associated minerals are pyrite. limonite. quartz and clays. Most Turquoise runs between 4-6 in hardness with a rare stone in the 7s.

Most Turquoise deposits are in arid to semiarid regions in igneous rock formations that contain high copper concentrations. Deposits of Turquoise can be found in Afghanistan, Africa, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Europe, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia, Siberia, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United States.

This website is an ongoing work in progress as I, Dillon Hartman, learn more about this fabulous gemstone daily. Check back often for new information about Turquoise, it's exciting past and it's everlasting future.

Huge vein of Natural Royston Turquoise from Tonopah, NV Mined 2006

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