Transcript: Helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. Controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability Radiates peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow Aids in concentration and clarity of thought Heightens levels of creativity and sensitivity Encourages inner-healing Turquoise as with blue is known to be physically calming. While the added yellow is emotionally and mentally uplifting Where can Turquoise be seen? Physical Response History of the Color For Centuries Turquoise has been recognized as possessing the power to protect riders from falls, Therefor it was used as an amulet Also credited with the property of securing friendships, He or She who owns turquoise will never want for a friend. In the Orient a Turquoise ring was worn as a protector against all evil things Within Interiors Turquoise comes in all shades of green and blue and in some rare instances lime green, yellow and even brown turquoise. The chemical makeup of Turquoise makes it a non-translucent stone Also found in Nature... Psychological Effects Cultural Meanings Jewelry and Stone Properties of Turquoise Turquoise The Talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, wisdom, power, and nobility Used to guard burial cites Considered lucky, trustworthy, peaceful, hopeful, youthful, and protecting.
Transcript: Turquoise The chemical formula for turquoise is CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O) composition for turquoise. Turquoise is mined in many places in America including Arazona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. Turquoise like this is very expensive. Because the color is bright and it is untreated it can be sold for as much as $7000 Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. Aluminum 19.90 % Al 37.60 % Al2O3 Copper 7.81 % Cu 9.78 % CuO Phosphorus 15.23 % P 34.90 % P2O5 Hydrogen 1.98 % H 17.72 % H2O Oxygen 55.07 % O Turquoise may have been the first gemrock to be used in jewelry because the Egyptians wore bracelets made of gold and turquoise. This is an example of cheap turquoise. Cheap turquoise like this is worth less than $20.
Transcript: Where to find the mineral at.... (country) The Mineral Family to Turquoise is "Phosplates." The Chemical Formula for Turquoise is CuAl (PO) (OH) •4(H O) Turquoise-blue, sky blue, bluish-green, and apple green. Crystal System, and the Fracture: Some places where turquoise is mined are: Iran, USA, India, Tibet, China, Eygpt, Chile, Russia, and Australia. Mineral Family, and Colors! The Triclinic is the Crystal System, and Conchidul is the Fracture! Chemical Formula 6 4 4 What its used for and others: In the ancient days, the Persians and Native American civilizations made necklaces, rings, and bracelets with Turquoise. They thought it was good luck, to make rain and to heal. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Turquoise by: Dakota Berry http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1116455 http://webmineral.com/data/Turquoise.shtml#.Utfvy9JDvfI Luster: Waxy Dull, Streak: White, and their is no Cleavage! 2 Luster, Streak, and Cleavage! http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/turquoise The Websites that I used! 8
Transcript: Exploration: Hardness: Between Apatite and Orthoclase Luster: Waxy Colour: Blue, Blue Green, Green Grey, Light Blue Streak: Pale Blue White Flame test: Copper Turquoise forms by the action of dripping acidic aqueous solutions during the weathering and rust of pre-existing mine. Ideas Turquoise Notes Formation: Properties for Turquoise....... Ideas Conclusion Step 4
Transcript: attracts attention Friendly, approachable People with this birth stone... evolved or "old" soul Friendly Personality seek spiritual fulfillment caring and empathetic Job Interview Analysis easy to communicate with others Enjoys the little things in life Try to create balance as you swing from one emotion to the next Turquoise Can't be relied on They recharge everyne's spirits in times of mental stress Free spirited Fun Favorite Color Speak from the heart sharing your inner most thoughts Has the ability to present self to be cool and calm on the exterior while in internal chaos
Transcript: www.minerals.net/mineral/turquoise.aspx www.galleries.com/Turquoise www.crystalvaults.com/crystal- encyclopedia/turquoise www.historyofturquoise.com/turquoise-uses/ geology.com/minerals/turquoise.shtml Turquoises specific gravity is 2.6-2.8. The cleavage is perfect in two directions, but is not often seen. Turquoises chemical formula is CuAl (PO ) (OH) 4H 0 Specific Gravity and Cleavage Turquoise can be, of course turquoise, greenish blue or sky blue. Its streak color is white with a greenish tint. Transparency and Fracture Important uses Turquoise Chemical Formula 8 Mineral Group Turquoise is in the Phosphates mineral group. Sources Hardness and Luster Color and Streak The hardness is 5-6. Turquoises luster is dull to waxy, vitreous in macro-crystals. 4 Turquoises transparency specimens are opaque.Turquoises fracture is conchoidal. 4 6 2 Used to make beads May be ornate carvings of animals and flowers Gemstone Metaphysical beliefs
Transcript: Superstitions and Beliefs Impact on Religion "Anasazi Turquoise." - A Culture over Developed 1000 Years Ago from This Gem. N.p., 29 May 2013. Web. 29 May 2013. <http://www.durangosilver.com/anasazi-turquoise.html>. Baxter, Paula A., and Allison Bird-Romero. Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry: A Guide to History, People, and Terms. Phoenix: Oryx, 2000. Print. "Collecting Native American Jewelry Part Two." Collecting Native American Jewelry Part Two. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2013. <http://www.medicinemangallery.com/Collection-Old-Pawn-Jewelry-Part2.lasso>. Kunz, George Frederick. The Curious Lore of Precious Stones. New York: Halcyon House, 1938. Print. "Material Print Page -." Digital Image. Material Print Page -. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2013. <http://cameo.mfa.org/browse/popup_print_material.asp?materialid=6744>. "Native American Turquoise Jewelry." Digital Image. Native American Turquoise Jewelry. N.p., 12 June 2013. Web. 12 June 2013. <http://www.durangosilver.com/native-american-turquoise-jewelry.html>. "Native American Turquoise Jewelry." Native American Turquoise Jewelry. N.p., 29 May 2013. Web. 29 May 2013. "Turquoise Gemstone Information." Turquoise Gemstone Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2013. <http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/turquoise/turquoise-info.php>. Turquoise Symbolized Turquoise was worn by rulers and kings. Both men and women Navajo wore it although it was primarily women who wore the jewelry. Turquoise worn by Background: More turquoise mines were found around the nation, and use of turquoise as trade died out among the Anasazi tribe. The Navajo Indians found use of turquoise. They were blacksmiths, usually fixing wagons. They learned how to use silver with turquoise. Turquoise Special Designs It was used for trade and became the worshiped item in ceremonies. It was also put into tombs of beloved leaders. Turquoise tiles were put into seashells, made as mosaics, and used as spiritual amulets. Examples of Native American Turquoise Jewelry Turquoise Impact on Culture First Mined Mosaics Amulets Rings Uniquely shaped or designed beads Color changed beads Turquoise became desired by the Anasazi Indians to use for trade. It also affected the culture because people wore it to display their wealth which added a sense of economical class system to the tribe. The Navajo Indians applied turquoise to seashells and cut turquoise into tiles to be used in mosaics. They used turquoise beads and painted liquid silver on the back which hardened as a bezel cup. Silver melted at 962 degrees Celsius Making of Turquoise Jewelry Turquoise is found in: Wearing turquoise symbolized wealth The Navajo Indians thought that those who wore turquoise possessed "the gift from the creators of the universe." Works Cited 1) Iran--said to have the best quality 2) Egypt 3) Mexico 4) United States Turquoise became a worshiped item and had a major role in prayer, ceremonies, and daily worship routines. The Anasazi people believed that turquoise had healing powers sent by the fathers of creation. Abby Ruegsegger Turquoise was believed to have the power to heal because it was "sent from the gods of creation." It was believed to guarantee good fortune to those who possessed it. It was also thought to bring peace to a spirit when it was placed in someone's tomb. Materials and Jewelry uses of Turquoise Turquoise was first mined by the Anasazi tribe in North and Mesoamerica. The mines were in Chaco Canyon, which is now New Mexico.
Transcript: The rock Turquoise by Frank Lancaster http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7994375/ It's color is turquoise. It has a waxy luster. It is a 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. It's fracture is perfect. It's streak color is bluish-greenish. It has a triclinic crystal system. In the United States, turquoise is primarily mined in Arizona. It is used in Native American healing rituals. In Iran top-quality turquoise has been mined for the last 5000 years, but only accounts for a small amount of the world's output. People first began mining turquoise in Egypt before Persia, but Egypt is no longer a big producer of turquoise. Turquoise is used in mosaics, overlays that cover surfaces, pottery, and fabrics. Turquoise has been praised by Egyptians and Native Americans not only because of it's beauty, but because of it's "supernatuarl" powers. Egyptians first found Turquoise in Egypt during 5,200 B.C. Turqoise is considered the first gemstone. Napoleon Bonaparte gave a crown of diamonds and turquoise to his empress. Miners dig up the jewel and sell it to different jewelers. Jewelers take the turquoise and make jewlery out of it. Turquoise is hard and won't brake easily, making long-lasting jewerly. Native American shamans used turquoise in their healing rituals. Turquoise has a lot of copper in it making it useful when building electrical wires which people use every day. Turquoise mining, or any mining at all, tears up forests and habitats for animals. Without a habitat, big animals will move to a new area, killing small animals. The mining of copper leaves behind tailings, or piles of dirt. After copper mining, a machine processes the tailings to extract turquoise and actually reduces the amount of tailings. Turquoise... is amazing.
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