When you buy turquoise, does the listing give the name of the mine? This turquoise is from the Sleeping Beauty Mine, which is located in Arizona. Commercial mining began in the early 1900's; however, the mine was recently closed in 2012, making this turquoise quite rare. The primary turquoise deposits from the Sleeping Beauty Mine are characterized as having a pure sky blue color which shows very little to no veining or webbing. This REAL turquoise is great for jewelry, bone, or woodworking inlay. The product is sold in 1/2 ounce units.
Coarse - material is considered to be very coarse to coarse, ranging between 4.75 millimeters to 2 millimeters.
This product is NOT man-made, mixed with resin, or stabilized. Please be careful when buying mineral inlay since most products have a caveat in fine writing that states that this stone might be man-made, mixed with resin, or is made from a composite (generally, plain stone mixed with a dyed resin to make the product seem authentic and is allowed to be called natural). Stone authenticity is extremely important to all artisans; therefore, we strive to validate the source of all our minerals before they are processed and crushed.
As with any naturally occurring minerals, there can be some matrix or host rock mixed in with the product. Please see product images for color, approximate size, and quality. Picture taken in full sun - material is dry.
Shipping from United States
1 business day
Estimated shipping times
- North America : 2 - 5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Frequently Asked Questions
My tracking says delivered, but I did not receive my order?
Makers Minerals ships all orders with a tracking number, including to locations outside of the United States. Our customers can follow their order using the tracking number that we always provide. Please contact your postal provider if you did not receive your package, especially if your tracking says "delivered". If you reside in the United States, we are happy to help you locate your package by calling your local USPS and getting GPS coordinates for your package and/or submitting a claim stating that your package might have been misplaced or stolen. Makers Minerals is not responsible for packages that were marked as "Delivered" by your postal provider.
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Dec 4, 2018
Great Turquoise, we use a lot of inlay material and this is a shop we will purchase from in the future.
Sep 11, 2018
Wonderful item! Super fast shipping. Thank you :)
Mar 13, 2018
Wonderful communication, really beautiful product and super fast shipping! Thank you so much 😊