Morenci Turquoise was mined in Southern Arizon and is one of the most famous and well-known American turquoise mines. This mine was a major producer of natural gemstones that were used commercially for years in predominately Southwestern and Native American Jewelry. The Morenci Turquoise mine was famous for its beautiful true blue turquoise and for its beautiful Pyrite matrix which is one of the finger prints of the mine. Nothing is more beautiful then sky blue Turquoise with silver colored iron pyrite matrix, or the rare golden pyrite matrix in natural Morenci Turquoise. The mine produce a wide variety of Turquoise from clear sky blue to pyrite matrix material to spider web to aqua blue green stones. Throughout the years gems from this mine were a stable in American Indian Jewelry. Today this beautiful classic Turquoise is hard to find. The mine has been closed for many, many, many years. However, one can still find ultra high grade, gem quality Morenci in vintage and old pawn jewelry.
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