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Purple Turquoise

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The name 'Purple Turquoise' has been used in at least three different ways:

1) As a synonym of the mineral Sugilite.

2) More recently (2005) material called 'Purple Turquoise' has been offered for sale, this has the appearance of turquoise but with a purple colouring.

This material is either a dyed natural Turquoise or reconstituted Turquoise (genuine pieces containing turquoise that have been broken down, mixed up with a resin and a red dye, and allowed to set. The resultant plastic-encased mixture can be cut and carved into a decorative stone).

3. There is apparently a source of a naturally lavendar-shaded 'turquoise' from Copiapo, Chile, but this has not yet been verified.

Classification of Purple Turquoise

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Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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