Campitos (Mex) Turquoise 5mm Rondelle Beads (Package of 12 beads)
4mm length 5mm width
Nice Turquoise blue with some caramel colored matrix. (see Pictures)
The Campitos mine is located in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. It is medium blue with no matrix and little pyrite, but some of the material does produce alot of pyrite. The turquoise is very unique in that it is very clean and clear and has been consistant over the years. The mine has been producing turquoise since the 1980s, it is also considered the mine that has produced the most turquoise in Mexico. It is 25 miles away from the U.S border as the crow flies. There are also historical traces of Native American turquoise mining in the surrounding areas.