Posts tagged 'Mexico'
Although in some areas it may not feel like Spring has sprung, but the calendar says it has, so we wanted to reintroduce our old friend phosphosiderite-a perfect fit for the new season. You’ll usually see it in a variety of soft purple and pink hues such as lavender and rose-pink but it can be found in other less common colors like dark blue and moss green. Jay likes the pink and purple tones, and you’ll notice this when he presents his phosphosiderite designs. Although this stone is mined worldwide, Jay’s current stash is from Chile.
Did you know the spiny oyster is not an actual oyster but a scallop? This ancient creature has been around for 250 million years, since the Triassic period!
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.
This is a clear turquoise from Compitas mine in Sonora,
Mexico which resembles the deep blues of Sleeping Beauty. It is medium light-blue with no matrix and a
little pyrite. The turquoise is very
unique in that it is found as free-form nuggets in clay material, rather than
in rock veins.