Sonoran Blue turquoise is a Mexican turquoise that has beautiful shades of blue and green. It’s considered a high quality turquoise and what makes it a little different than other turquoise is that it often contains inclusions of Pyrite or black oxide. Today, much of the turquoise produced in Mexico is from the state of Sonora, so it’s a popular area for mines and miners alike. Below are some examples of Blue Sonoran turquoise rough.
Pilbara stone is a beautifully patterned jasper as it displays “Picasso” like patterns in reds, yellow, green, blues, white and blacks. The colors are varied as are the patterns which creates an interesting, collectible stone. Pilbara - pronounced "Pillbra" - is a region in the north of Western Australia where this material originates.
This stone would be appropriately named “Latte Stone” as it possesses the colors of coffee and steamed milk, but it’s not called that, it’s called Peanut Wood. This material is a fossilized driftwood that is dark brown to black with peanut-sized white spots.
The odd thing about Brecciated Mookaite is that is it actually Brecciated Radiolarite. So, if you’ve ever seen a beautiful piece of Mookaite, this is the same type of stone, but it has been broken into fragments and then cemented together into a fine-grained matrix to create Brecciated Mookaite. Radiolarite is sedimentary rock that is mostly composed of microscopic remains of radiolarians. Cool right?
We often feature apatite in our collection as the dreamy blue and green colors are difficult to resist. As you may have already experienced - it is a stone loved by collectors for its varying shades and forms. Currently we don’t offer the following in our line, but the stone can be also be found in yellow, brown, blue, purple, pink or colorless shades.