COLLECTOR ALERT! This Cabochon is a mid-century specimen of NATURAL Castle Dome, ARIZONA, aka Pinto Valley. From my private collection, vaulted since the Sixties.
Arizona’s natural turquoise is typically BLUE, and this Cabochon is a prime example. More, it hosts a scarce mineralized matrix that seems to swirl and froth, just below the gleaming polish. The mark of a great turquoise is the illusion of water-like depth, remarkably featured in this extra fine specimen.
Equally intriguing is the HONEY BROWN CRUST to which this turquoise is bonded, NATURAL BACKING! Either way, solid and beautiful! Castle Dome, near Miami and Sleeping Beauty closed in 1979 but remains a quaint Arizona ghost town.
one spot of GREEN, officially making this a POLYCHROME
COLLECTORS! 23mm x 25mm x 4.5mm. 19.2ct. Castle Dome at its best!