This is a single cabochon of Campitos stabilized turquoise. Stabilized turquoise is turquoise that has been treated in a way that increases its durability and protects its color. The Campitos Mountain mine is located outside of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, and has been in production since the 1980s. Stones from this mine are known for a brilliant, very blue color, often compared to Sleeping Beauty's soft yet intense blue. Campitos turquoise can range in shades of light or medium blue to a vibrant blue-green. Turquoise from the mine often contains traces of pyrite, which can give Campitos turquoise an extra luster and sparkle, and is sometimes visible right in the stone. The mines also occasionally turns up specimens of Spiderweb turquoise, a turquoise that has a rich blue color overlaid by a dark brown or black pattern of thin, delicate lines that resemble a spider’s web. Turquoise can have a matrix of brown or black. Spiderweb varieties of turquoise produced at the Campitos Mountain mines adds depth, elegance, interest, and appeal to an already beautiful stone.
Campitos turquoise is unique in the way that it's mined. Most turquoise is sourced from rock veins, where it is found deeply embedded in the mother stone, some Campitos turquoise, however, is found within deposits of clay, where it develops into free-form, uniquely shaped nuggets.
This piece measures approximately 19.5 mm x 14 mm with a 3.75 mm dome, weighing 8.10 cts. it is backed with a thin layer of Devcon epoxy polymer and is ready to use. I used natural and daylight fluorescent light in these photos. I ship cabochons domestically via USPS First Class Mail and USPS First Class Mail International. (tcd1297)
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