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TitleTurquoise from Mineral County, Nevada
DescriptionThis sample contains a small amount of blue-green turquoise (hydrated copper aluminum phosphate). Turquoise is a valuable mineral used in jewelry and for ornamentation. Most turquoise is massive or very fine grained, and individual crystals are rare. Small ones have been found in Virginia and in a few other places. This specimen is 10 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ Nevada ▹ Mineral
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-06-29.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #925.
Key wordsturquoise, Nevada
Tech details594 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number959