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Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Analytical Laboratory

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) Analytical Laboratory offers a wide range of analytical services on geologic and environmental materials. Instrumentation includes Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) with laser ablation, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS), Ion Chromatography (IC), X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF), and X-ray Diffraction (XRD). Other services include gold-silver and platinum-group elements (PGE) using classic Fire Assay with either gravimetric or spectroscopic finish, and major and trace element analyses of rocks, soils, sediments, vegetation, and water. Please follow the links to each instrument for more detailed descriptions.
$50.00 (out of state) for X-ray Testing - http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/lab


New Mexico Bureau of Geology - NM Tech.
801 Leroy Place Socorro, NM 87801
Attn: Virgil Lueth 505 835-5140

Send a sample of your material, approximately 1" square, which will be crushed and x-rayed for mineral content and analyses. I would also send another piece that he could relate to in the description.
Send check for $30.00 to:
NMBGMR-NM Tech and write X-Ray Lab in memo area of check.

Expect approximately two or three weeks for letter of analyses to be returned to you by mail. You might speed things up by calling Virgil first to inform him you are sending the samples in.

A Turquoise Pictures Site - view pages of Turquoise examples, these pages focus on Turquoise colored items as well, but there is a ton of Turquoise Stone Examples. http://www.picsearch.com/pictures/fashion/jewelry/gemstones/turquoise.html

The Gemstone Society -
Turquoise definintions and additional information; http://www.gemsociety.org/info/gems/turquoise.htm

Widipedia Turquoise Information Page
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turquoise

Durango Silver Company - Minors, Designers and Manufacturers of High-Grade Natural American Turquoise. Dealers in Turquoise, Turquoise Cabochons and Turquoise Jewelry. DurangoSilver.com

Tortoise Turquoise Mine - A new Turquoise Mine in Nevada with wonderful new Turquoise color of mint greens with black spiderwebbing matrix. TortoiseTurquoise.com

Bisbee Turquoise - The most famous Turquoise of the United States! BisbeeTurquoise.com

Royston Turquoise - One of the oldest Turquoise mines in Nevada. RoystonTurquoise.com

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise - The mine, videos and information on Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. SleepingBeautyTurquoise.com

Kingman Turquoise - The Kingman Turquoise mine and the place to buy Kingman Turquoise. kingmanturquoise.com

Nevada Gem Company - Dealers in Nevada Turquoise with lots of very nice examples. NevadaGem.com

Indian Village - A great resouce based on Southwestern Native American Indians, there is a tremendous amount of information on this site related to Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry. IndianVillage.com

Vintage Turquoise Jewelry - A great site that deals in old Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry. Vintage-Turquoise-Jewelry.com

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