|Mineral class||Phosphates : ???|
|Habitus||Usually massive, as veins, as mammillary masses or as powdery coatings. Rarely as small crystals.|
|Cleavage||Conchoidal to smooth (massive).|
|Color||Sky blue, blue green to grayish green. Almost opaque.|
|Streak||White to greenish white.|
|Description||Turquoise is a popular gemstone and have been used for jewellery for thousands of years.|
|Occurance||Turquoise is a secondary phosphate mineral that occurs in veins associated with aluminia rich sedimentary and eruptive rocks. Common in arid areas.|
|Notes||Separated from chrysokoll by its higher hardness.|
|Locations|| Only known from one locality in Sweden.
| To phosphates index.
|| Mineral group index.
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