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Turquoise has withstood the test of time. Turquoise has been mined, traded, and used for over 6000 years. Ancient cultures, Egypt, Persia, Turkey, and China used Turquoise for adornment and medicine as well. New World civilizations such as the Aztecs, Incas, Mexican and Native tribes of the southwestern United States also prized Turquoise.
Most Turquoise deposits are in arid to semiarid regions in igneous rock formations that contain high copper concentrations. Deposits of Turquoise can be found in Afghanistan, Africa, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Europe, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia, Siberia, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United States.
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