Sand Hill Turquoise is becoming one of the most popular turquoise cabochons among independent jewelry artists. It stands out with its soft and pale appearance, along with its beautiful earthy-hued properties.
ORIGIN OF SAND HILL TURQUOISE
The Sand Hill Turquoise mine is located in the east extension of the Hubei and Shaanxi metallogenic belts that extend east to Renyu, China. Located in the Dashiqiao and Huangzhang areas of Xichuan (Sichuan), it is produced at the bottom of the Lower Cambrian siliceous rock and stone coal bed on the south flank of the Shigang-Jingziguan complex syncline.
SAND HILL TURQUOISE PROPERTIES
When it comes to the ore body produced, most of them are in the shape of nests, nodules, and other irregularities. Sometimes, there are kidney-shaped, stalactite-shaped, and crust-shaped.
The deposit belongs to the low-temperature hydrothermal metasomatism-weathering leaching complex genetic deposit. In addition, Sand Hill Turquoise contains copper, aluminum, and phosphate minerals.
WHAT DOES SAND HILL TURQUOISE LOOK LIKE
Sand Hill Turquoise often has emerald green, light green, or sky blue colors to it.
Here are a couple of Sand Hill Turquoise Jewelry pieces created with Moose Turquoise Cabochons!
Sand Hill Turquoise Jewelry by @bigghes.gems
Unfortunately, this mine has quickly depleted in 2020, and Moose will no longer have more after it’s sold out.
WHERE TO FIND SAND HILL TURQUOISE CABOCHONS
Ready to create your very own Sand Hill turquoise design? Feel free to browse our collection, available in different shapes and sizes.
If you are looking for one-of-a-kind freeform turquoise from different turquoise mines, check out our freeform turquoise collections, all-natural, and cut in house!
Have something specific that you want to request? Get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to make it happen by placing a custom order here.
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