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Midway Well California Turquoise

Posted by Jim Andersen  
Midway Well California Turquoise
January 26, 2012 05:10PM
I was weeding through some of my unwanted items and came across this box I have had for quite sometime, the label reads : Turquoise Midway Calif. Gift from Will Davis total weight is 185cts. with quarter sized nugget, slabs and pieces.... any ideas on value? Thanks in advance. Jim
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avatar Re: Midway Well California Turquoise
February 05, 2012 03:14PM
How porous is the turquoise? If you put your tongue to it does it stick? How quicklime does the wet spot disappear? Interesting locality, I don't think I have ever heard of it.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Midway Well California Turquoise
February 06, 2012 12:53PM
Thanks RC. Neither piece sticks to the tongue,the deeper blue with black hairs has a very slow moisture absorbtion rate, the other large nodule a much quicker rate. Jim
avatar Re: Midway Well California Turquoise
February 16, 2012 08:18AM
I can't see the lot being worth much more than $100 and probably less. You would have to cut cabs out of them to maximize their value and I don't know if a cutter would pay $100 for them.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Midway Well California Turquoise
February 19, 2012 10:32PM
with your permission...possible turquoise..from the south western usa...
does not melt under heat..sorry about the photo qual.
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Re: Midway Well California Turquoise
February 20, 2012 04:17PM
TY RC. I will dump them on fleabay so someone can use them then. smiling smiley
Re: Midway Well California Turquoise
February 24, 2013 01:47AM
Have you gotten rid of these I would gladly pay 100 for the lot. Colin

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