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Turquoise

ID: CC16959
Turquoise, a hydrated copper-aluminium phosphate, is one of the iconic minerals from the China clays pits that surround the Cornish town of St. Austell but is usually found in massive form rather than crystallised.  This delightful miniature has a rich coverage of crystallised Turquoise, filling a horseshoe-shaped vug some 2.8 cm x 2.7 cm overall in a matrix of white to pinkish-cream, partly kaolinized granite.  Please note that although the matrix is partly kaolinized, it in not friable in anyway at all.  The Turquoise is a vivid turquoise-blue and is composed of micro-crystals lining the vug.  A great and very reasonably priced specimen.

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Dimensions
4.0 × 6.4 × 3.2 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Gunheath China Clay Pit, Stenalees, St Austell, Cornwall, England, Europe

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Minerals on specimen
Turquoise

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