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Nishâpûr deposit, Ali-mersai mountain, Nishâpûr (Nishabur; Neyshabur), Nishapur County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 46' 37'' North , 58° 19' 58'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.7769444444, 58.3327777778
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


Turquoise in weathered trachyte. Numerous mines in the area.
Arguably the world's finest specimens of turquoise have come from this deposit. The occurrences were already mined by the ancient Persians from at least 2,000 years BC

Ali-mersai Mountain deposit is located about 75 km NNW from Nishapur (in Nishapur County) and 125 Km NW from Mashhad.

Seems that all turquoises labeled as from Mashhad area are actually from Nishâpûr deposit.

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References

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 949.

Khorassani, A., Abedini, M. (1976) A new study of turquoise from Iran. Mineralogical Magazine, 40: 64-642.

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