When the mine was in operation is was predominantly a Zinc Mine. These stones were mined nearly 50 years ago in the 1970's, only around 20 tonne was found in this deposit with no further stones are coming from this deposit.
The quality of this piece is right up there with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The colour is gorgeous bright Blue, this Stone is from a very old collection. All of the Turquoise coming from this location now is only small pieces with lots of matrix. Australia is not a major source of turquoise with only small deposits found in northern Victoria, in the Narooma-Bodalla region of the New South Wales south coast, and at Amaroo station in the Northern Territory (Australian Museum). This quality of Australian Turquoise is rarely found for sale in the market place.Most of the original find of 20 tonne was earmarked for the United States. Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium.
It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. The word Turquoise, which dates to the 16th century, is derived from an Old French word for "Turkish", because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. Turquoise is perhaps one of the oldest stone in man's history.
For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures and highly prized as a stone of adornment. Made by the creator for his creation, to be enjoyed? Please note these are natural gemstones, shell, bone, or horn and may have small imperfections as this is part of their natural beauty. The picture shown is exactly the piece you will receive.Colour may vary slightly due to the color setting of each individual monitor. Photographs have been taken in natural light and not in direct sunlight. Thank you for visiting my shop!
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "sharonspdc" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.