This is a natural, top grade blue Turquoise nugget sourced from New Mexico.
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.
Turquoise was among the first gems to be mined, and while many historic sites have been depleted, some are still worked to this day. These are all small-scale, often seasonal operations, owing to the limited scope and remoteness of the deposits. Most are worked by hand with little or no mechanization. However, turquoise is often recovered as a byproduct of large-scale copper mining operations, especially in the United States.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Turquoise is a stone of wholeness and truth, and it aids in the communication and manifestation of those qualities. It stimulates and harmonizes the throat chakra, making it easier for one to articulate one’s deepest wisdom. Because it is a stone of wholeness, Turquoise is also beneficial to overall well being. It is balancing and induces a sense of serenity and peace. Holding or wearing Turquoise can help one restore depleted vitality and lift sagging spirits. This stone has the capacity to heal the emotional body, relieve stress and bring the focal point of awareness to its proper center in the heart. Turquoise teaches the wisdom of compassion and forgiveness. Through its heightening of emotional intelligence, Turquoise demonstrates that when one releases one’s insistence on “justice ” and views others through the lens of compassion and forgiveness, one immediately receives those gifts through one’s own heart.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."