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Welcome, Turquoise Hounds! We want to introduce a fabulous webby and colorful Chinese turquoise: Hubei.
The northwestern portion of Hubei Province in China provides a variety of green and blue turquoise. The deposits were discovered while looking for iron ore. This region yields the richest iron deposits, providing the green turquoise with its color. Blue turquoise is found within the same region, and in appearance it is often compared to turquoise from the renowned Nevada mines. Some of it is on par with the coveted robin’s egg blue Persian turquoise.
The name rhodochrosite originates from the Greek language meaning “rose-colored.” You can easily recognize it by its white agate-like banding known as the bacon strip affect. This banding is how you can differentiate it from rhodonite, which contains black inclusions. Because these two minerals sound similar, they’re easily confused.
Welcome Fashionistas! We hope you’re having a joyous holiday season. If Santa didn’t fulfill your Christmas wish list, maybe Mine Finds can! Jay has 3 big shows coming up on December 28, 29, and 30.
We have a sneak peek for you, so read on.
We offered this sweet necklace and earrings in amazonite during our August Mine Finds show and they were so well received that Jay decided to do a repeat in aquamarine this time. We think these aquamarine stones are mesmerizing because their translucency allows you a little peek inside, and allows the light to pass through.