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Richard Wilabee
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Sep 12th, 2017 at 4:08pm
 
Is there a good place to get some turquoise if you want to crush it yourself.  I see you have to be careful as there is something called Howlite.  It is only dyed on the top surface and if crushed the natural white color of the Howlite shows from what I have read.
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Reply #1 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 5:59pm
 
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Reply #2 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 7:36pm
 
Your best bet if you want to crush it your self is a rock and mineral show. You can also find it from various vendors on line. I have yet to place an order with  Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

But I have talked to them several times. There prices are fair so give them a look.  ☺
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Reply #3 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 8:24pm
 
I've bought some bulk man made Chinese  turquise stone off eBay and crushed it. Been using it about three years.  Cheap with free shipping.
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Reply #4 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 9:08am
 
I tagged along with the wife to a outdoor gem/mineral show.  I asked a vender if he had and junk turquoise.  He did.  Got a pound for $20.  Will last me a long time.
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Reply #5 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 2:25pm
 
You can check Alltribes on the web, just depends on how much you want to spend.
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Reply #6 - Sep 15th, 2017 at 6:57pm
 
Richard

I found a wonderful and at a great price for them on Ebay.  If you wish PM me and I will send you the link.  She has the normal bluish and some neat greenish also.  They are bought by the length of the strand like 16" or 18" and so on.
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Reply #7 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 10:34am
 
+1 on eBay too.
Look up bulk turquoise, have bought some that comes from China.
Has been ok, I try to get it in ar least 4 oz or larger lots, pretty reasonable and gets here quicker than I expected.
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