Is This Mineral Sample Turquoise in Matrix?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by wlwhittier, Jun 5, 2023.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    I perhaps should have posted this in the Jewelry forum, but wasn't sure...
    It IS old, so technically an Antique!

    It's ~4" by ~2 1/2" by ~1 1/2", an' weighs ~10 1/2 oz.

    If it is as I suspect, does its appearance indicate with any accuracy what region or mine it came from? Can anyone ID the matrix mineral?
    Thanks for lookin'!

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  2. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    Looks *possibly* like turquoise to me. Cool rock!!
    Could also be chrysocholla, a similar looking blue stone occurring in matrix.
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  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Sure looks like it. As Stracci said it could be another of the chrysocollas out to fool us.
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Agree with both of the foregoing. Colors typical. Have never seen the brown stone identified, not sure it matters, but:

    Turquoise Antinous Braschi.png Turquoise Athena Pegasus 1.jpg Turquoise Apollo.jpg
  5. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Could be either of the two mentioned, but could also be amazonite.
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