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Old 01-10-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ - The mountains are free here.
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Okay, so... I've noticed in some places (like the river wash by Alvernon/Dodge/River) and the dirt road/path/trail/cut-through thing behind my work that there's these blue-ish green rocks in with all the granite or whatever else.

I'll have to grab a few and take them to a rock shop to ask, but I'm curious if anyone knows what they are. I know there's a lot of turquoise out here, but I doubt it's THAT common that you find it just laying about.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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are they copper ore?....
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ - The mountains are free here.
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I have no idea. Maybe they could be. Hmmm...
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:27 PM
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It could be chrysocolla which is found often here in the Southwest as well as in Africa. It's a soft mineral that's rather dull blue/green in the raw, but can be polished to make some beautiful jewelry. Just a thought.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Jill,JillBoBill...

Do they look like this?

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Old 01-12-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Without seeing a picture my guess would be copper ore.
LOTS of copper in Arizona.

copper ore - Google Images

Ken

PS - remember that turquoise is a combination of copper and aluminium.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Arizona = COPPER state!
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The poster above said chrysocolla, and I think she's write. I looked it up on Google and they appear to be he same kind of rocks that your picture shows.
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