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.
Historically, like many cultures around the world, turquoise has also been prized by many Mexican cultures including the Toltec and Aztec civilizations. A very intriguing artifact from the Aztec cilivilation is the two headed snake that is covered in turquoise (most likely from the Sonoran region of Mexico), spiny oyster and white conch shell.