RARE Blue Bird (Arizona) Turquoise 5mm Round Beads, 8" strand (48 beads)

RARE Blue Bird (Arizona) Turquoise 5mm Round Beads, 8" strand (48 beads)
RARE Blue Bird (Arizona) Turquoise 5mm Round Beads, 8" strand (48 beads)

Item #: BST_BB05

RARE Blue Bird (Arizona) Turquoise 5mm Round Beads, 8" strand (48 beads)

RARE Blue Bird (Arizona) Turquoise 5mm Round Beads, 8" strand (48 beads)

There's not much information about this Arizona Turquoise mine, other than it is located in the Cerbat Mountains just northwest of Kingman, Arizona.  This mine has been around for a while and is a "ma and pa" type family operation.  It is only worked on a small scale and produces hard material that is the traditional Robin's Egg Blue color. The Zachery treatment was used for hardening and reducing the turquoise porosity so it won't discolor with age. ... This process involves a bath of minerals identical to those found in natural turquoise along with a charge of electrical current.

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